Facebook video row: 'Made no mistake,' says Bhagwant Mann in 5-page letter to parliamentary panel
AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann is supposed to depose before the parliamentary panel before 3 pm today.
Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday submitted a five-page letter to the parliamentary panel, claiming that he did not commit a mistake by posting the visuals of security pickets inside the Parliament House Complex.
The parliamentary panel, which is probing the case, was formed by the Lok Sabha Speaker following complaints that the AAP lawmaker had put the security of Parliament in jeopardy by posting the visuals of the security arrangements on Facebook.
The development comes as deadline for the AAP MP to depose before a high-powered committee ends today.
Mann is supposed to depose before the parliamentary panel before 3 pm today.
AAP's Sangrur lawmaker had on Tuesday tendered an ''unconditional apology'' to Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan for making video of his journey from home to Parliament House, including movement past various security check points, and posting it on the social media.
Mann was flaked from various quarters for putting Parliament complex security in danger.
“I explained my stand to Lok Sabha Speaker. She said what I did was not right and I should apologise. So I tendered an apology in writing saying that it was unintentional, I was only trying to make an educational video,” said Mann in a press conference.
Earlier on Monday, Mann was advised by Mahajan not to attend Parliament until a panel set up to probe the video arrives at a decision. Mahajan formed a nine-member panel to probe Mann’s breach of security posting a video of Parliament’s interiors.
“A nine-member committee to probe and submit its report to the house over AAP MP Bhagwant Mann’s video,” Sumitra Mahajan informed the house.
The panel will submit the report on August 3.