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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan responded to a RajyaSabha member filing a petition to initiate a breach of privileges and contempt proceedings against the CM for passing a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Kerala Assembly.

In brief:

  • Parliamentary privileges are certain rights and immunities enjoyed by members of Parliament, individually and collectively, so that they can “effectively discharge their functions”.
  • Parliamentary privileges are defined in Article 105 and Article 194 of the Indian Constitution.
  • Concept of parliamentary privilege in the Constitution of India has been taken from the British Constitution.

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