Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi has withdrawn a question listed against his name in Rajya Sabha on government policy on betting and online gaming, a matter he has been involved in as a lawyer.
Sources said Singhvi has withdrawn the starred question listed for Thursday. On December 13, reported that Singhvi, in his capacity as a senior advocate, appeared before the Karnataka High Court for a petitioner company which has challenged the Constitutional validity of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act 2021 that bans all online gambling and betting. He argued that there is a distinction between a game of chance and a game of skill.
As MP, Singhvi had a starred question — it requires an oral answer on the floor of the House — listed against his name for December 16 on the same issue. He wanted the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to state: A. The details of advisory issued by the Ministry on advertisements on fantasy sports; B. The reasons for not making any differentiation between games of skills and games of chance in it; C. The policy position of the Ministry on these categories.