AAP MP Bhagwant Mann defends posting video on Facebook, says has done nothing to risk Parliament security
Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann had on Thursday shot a video clip of his journey from home to Parliament House, including going past the various security pickets.
New Delhi: A day after creating a furore by posting a video clip of the Parliament complex on the social media, Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann on Friday said he has done nothing to risk the security of the esteemed building.
Mann had on Thursday shot a video of his journey from home to Parliament House, including going past various security pickets, and uploaded it on Facebook, drawing flak from various quarters for putting Parliament House's security in peril.
Talking to news agency ANI this morning, Mann said his only intention was to tell the procedure followed to take up questions during the Zero Hour. “During the Zero Hour, discussion topic is decided through a lucky draw. It is unfair. I only wanted to educate and tell people about that,” said Mann.
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumita Mahajan has taken cognizance of the issue and is likely to call parliamentarian from Punjab today. She is also likely to seek a detailed report from the Parliament security on the issue.
Mann had on Thursday seemed unperturbed by the criticism and said that he would put another video on social media on Friday as well.
In the video, Mann is seen giving commentary as his vehicle crosses security barricades while going to Parliament. "I'll today show you something you would not have seen earlier," Mann said in the beginning of the video.
Inside the Parliament premises, he goes into the room where the process of selection of questions for the Zero Hour is done. As he describes the process, a security official is heard telling him not to take photographs. "I'll not take photo..will maintain confidentiality," Mann says in his reply.
In the video, he says that the process is entirely transparent and shows how the lucky draw is carried out to select the questions. At one point, he is also heard saying: "It is going live."
(With IANS inputs)