Bhagwant Mann Parliament Video: Panel To Probe Charges Against AAP Leader
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Bhagwant Mann, Aam Aami Party MP from Sangrur, Punjab, has been asked not to attend Parliament till the end of the ongoing Monsoon Session or till the committee formed to probe the Parliament video issue takes a decision. The nine-member probe panel will be headed by <a href="https://indianexpress.com/tag/bjp/">BJP</a> MP Kirit Somaiya.
Mann was under fire after he recorded a video of Parliament premises and uploaded it on social media which was then shared several times. The other MPs from across the parties came together to take on Mann and accused him of risking security of parliament.
Seeing the reaction of fellow parliamentarians, Mann apologised for his act but the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had said that it was a grave issue and demanded action. The AAP, however, was seen backing their minister and alleged that BJP was making it an issue because they were afraid of party’s growing popularity in Punjab ahead of assembly elections in 2017.
Punjab deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on the other hand, accused AAP leaders of having close contacts with extremist groups in Punjab and said that Mann’s act of uploading Parliament’s video on social media was a ‘very serious lapse’.