Bhubaneswar: Security analyst and columnist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who appeared before a house committee of Odisha Assembly on Tuesday, sought apology for his derogatory remarks on the members of the house.
The house panel headed by leader of opposition Narasingh Mishra asked Abhijit to re-appear on November 2 and submit an affidavit.
Iyer Mitra on Tuesday appeared before the Odisha Assembly after he was summoned for making derogatory remarks about the Konark Sun Temple and Odisha last month.
He was to be inquired about the alleged breach of privilege.
Narasingh Mishra said Abhijit Iyer-Mitra sought apology because of his “stupidity”.
Abhijit will appear again before the committee on November 2 and submit an affidavit. After submission of the affidavit, the committee will take a final view, said Mishra.
Abhijit had earlier been summoned to appear before the panel on, 11 October. However, he skipped the appearance. Later the house committee re-summoned the accused journalist in the case and scheduled the date of his appearance on October 23.