1. Bhagwant Mann apologises unconditionally for posting Parliament video; Sumitra Mahajan says will take action

Bhagwant Mann apologises unconditionally for posting Parliament video; Sumitra Mahajan says will take action

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann has "apologised unconditionally" for posting a video on social media that showed Parliament's security features. "I apologised unconditionally. I also assured that this won't be repeated," Bhagwant Mann said after being summoned by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 22, 2016 2:42 PM
The video by Mann has the MP talking about the “strong security” in Parliament. Mann is seen talking about how censors identify any car entering the Parliament. In the video the AAP MP crosses several layers of security in the Parliament, and is seen giving a commentary on the same. (PTI) The video by Mann has the MP talking about the “strong security” in Parliament. Mann is seen talking about how censors identify any car entering the Parliament. In the video the AAP MP crosses several layers of security in the Parliament, and is seen giving a commentary on the same. (PTI)

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann has “apologised unconditionally” for posting a video on social media that showed Parliament’s security features. “I apologised unconditionally. I also assured that this won’t be repeated,” Bhagwant Mann said after being summoned by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. “I met Speaker Madam, and I told her that I must be given an opportunity to explain. My intention was not to risk the security of Parliament,” he said. Earlier, seeking to justify his act of filming a video that shows various security measures of the Parliament, Mann said, “Google Earth par sab nakshe pade hai (Google Earth shows the approach to Parliament on its website).”

The video by Mann has the MP talking about the “strong security” in Parliament. Mann is seen talking about how censors identify any car entering the Parliament. In the video the AAP MP crosses several layers of security in the Parliament, and is seen giving a commentary on the same. After meeting Mann, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, “When he (Bhagwant Mann) met me, he said he is ready to apologise, but this issue isn’t something that can be resolved by mere apology.” “All Parliament members are agitated, the issue wont be resolved by a simple apology. It’s a matter of security of the Parliament,” she said. “Action should be taken, I would have taken a prompt decision if it had been inside the house. It’s a serious issue. I am talking to everyone on what action should be taken,” she added.

BJP, JD(U) and Congress MPs have termed Mann’s video an act of security breach. They have even demanded that the matter should be investigated. “At a time when terrorists are looking for opportunities to attack ,giving out such sensitive information is disastrous,” BJP’s MA Naqvi said. Congress MP P L Puniya said the act was a security breach.

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