Bhagwant Maan video row: Lok Sabha panel gets extension, AAP MP told not to attend Parliament
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann is under scanner for posting a video revealing security arrangements inside the Parliament on social media.
New Delhi: The nine-member Lok Sabha committee probing whether Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann had put the security of Parliament House in peril by posting a video on social media was on Wednesday granted an extension of two weeks for submitting its report.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, while granting extension to the 9-member committee, also advised AAP MP not to attend Parliament proceedings until a decision is taken.
The committee was assigned to probe Mann's conduct and his act of live-streaming his journey to and inside the Parliament, and also inquire into the serious security implications and suggest suitable remedial measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents.
Apart from being headed by Kirit Somaiya of the BJP, the committee includes Meenakshi Lekhi and Satyapal Singh (both BJP), Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena), Bhartruhari Mahtab (BJD), Ratna De (Trinamool Congress), Thota Narasimham (Telugu Desam), K C Venugopal (Congress) and P Venugopal (AIADMK).
Shiromani Akali Dal's Prem Singh Chandumajra, Bharatiya Janata Party's Maheish Girri and suspended AAP MP Harinder Singh Khalsa yesterday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, urging her to send Mann to rehab at the Lok Sabha's expense.
The MPs urged the Speaker to ensure that Mann is allowed to take part in Lok Sabha proceedings only after completing rehab.
Mann is currently not attending the Monsoon Session after he came under fire for the Parliament security breach incident.
With ANI inputs