Seeking to justify his act of filming a video that shows various security measures of the Parliament, AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) MP Bhagwant Mann today said, “Google Earth par sab nakshe pade hai (Google Earth shows the approach to Parliament on its website).” “It’s a digital world. I don’t think I have done anything that threatens the security of the Parliament,” he said. Mann went on to explain, “I only went to the Notice Office of the Parliament.” Mann posted the video on social media, and it went viral, attracting the wrath of many MPs from all parties who termed his act a security breach.
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. Mann on his part is also justifying the act by saying that his intention was to show people how the Zero Hour questions are submitted. Questioning the attacks by other party MPs, Mann said, “Has my video put the Parliament in danger? How is this illegal. I will again make a video and put it. Let the notice come.” However, the MP eventually did not live stream his journey to the Parliament today.
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.