Bhagwant Mann posts video of security pickets on way to Parliament; MPs attack AAP lawmaker
AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann filmed a video entering Parliament by crossing several security layers.
New Delhi: In a highly insensitive act, Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday filmed and uploaded a video of his journey from his home to Parliament on Facebook. The video showed the position of security pickets on the way to the Parliament.
Mann shot a video of himself entering Parliament by crossing several security layers and posted it on social media, inviting attack from MPs across party line, who termed his act as a security breach.
In the video, the AAP MP is seen narrating the whole procedure of security checks the parliamentarians have to go through before entering the Parliament.
"The car is registered with the Lok Sabha. It has a censor, which has the vehicle details. As soon as so you come near the gate, the censor identifies the car and announces the name and number of the car," Mann says in the video with him crossing several layers of the security.
Mann is seen entering the Parliament with his cell phone and recording the procedure of asking questions in Zero Hour.
‘I come to Parliament everyday between 8.30 and 9 a.m. to submit question for the ‘Zero Hour’. How a question is submitted and what the procedure involved in it’ Besides, in a democracy, people are bigger than leaders ‘ I had started my video saying these words,’ said Mann, while defending his move.
The AAP lawmaker invited attack from MPs across party line, who termed his act as a security breach.
Justifying his act, the defiant AAP leader said, he will again repeat the act tomorrow.
While speaking to media persons Mann said, “Did my video pose a security threat to Parliament? adding that, “I will post a video against tomorrow, let me be served a notice.”
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former home secretary RK Singh termed Mann's act as highly insensitive.
“The AAP MP should have had some sense before uploading the video, there has already been an attack on the Parliament,” Singh said.
Another BJP MP Menakshi Lekhi slammed Mann saying, “It needs to be verified if it was act of foolishness or he was done under influence of some agencies.”
Congress MP PL Puniya said the act was a security breach.
Terming the act as "improper", former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee hoped that the Speaker will take timely and appropriate step in this regard.
JD(U) MP KC Tyagi said he was surprised and scarred as the video exposed loopholes of the security.
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has token congnizance of Mann's act and said that every Parliamentarian must respect and maintain dignity of Parliament.
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