Bhagwant Mann’s Parliament video: Panel may speak to 2 Meghalaya MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had set up the nine-member committee on July 25 to look into the issue.

Written by Pradeep Kaushal | New Delhi | Published:September 22, 2016 3:03 am

The Lok Sabha inquiry committee looking into the Bhagwant Mann videography issue is likely to call two Meghalaya MPs, who were witness to the AAP MP’s livestreaming of the security apparatus of Parliament House on July 21.

Sources told The Indian Express that at the committee’s meeting on Wednesday, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi suggested that the statements of Vincent Pala and Conrad Sangma be recorded. Congress MP Pala represents the Shillong (ST) constituency, while Sangma of the National People’s Party is an MP from the Tura (ST) constituency. The video footage reportedly showed the two MPs asking Maan what he was doing. Lekhi also suggested that Mann be called by the panel again.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had set up the nine-member committee on July 25 to look into the issue. The panel was asked to examine Mann’s conduct and recommend action.

On Wednesday, the committee also questioned Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma on the security apparatus at the Parliament House complex.