Fifty BJP MPs on Tuesday tabled a breach of privilege notice in Lok Sabha against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for announcing outside Parliament his decision to reject setting up of a joint parliamentary committee on the issue of alleged phone tapping.
The MPs submitted the petition to Lok Sabha secretary general P D T Achary.
Their action comes close on the heels of Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj objecting to the prime minister's announcement on the issue.
"This is disrespect to the House. The prime minister should give a statement in the House on the issue," she said in Lok Sabha.
She insisted this was a serious matter as phones of even cabinet ministers were allegedly tapped. BJP has also demanded a JPC into the IPL controversy.