A member of Parliament makes a defamatory statement against a person in Parliament and then circulates it outside Parliament not in discharge of his essential duties as a member ______________________________________.
He is protected and cannot be sued in a court of law as members of Parliament enjoy freedom of speech
He is protected only regarding the speech made by him in the House and not otherwise
He can be protected in a Court but action can be taken by the Speaker
He is not protected and can be sued in Court of law as circulation of defamatory statement outside Parliament does not come within the immunity granted to a member
Asked in: Civics - Working of Institutions
1 Verified Answer | Published on 15th 09, 2020