New Delhi, Nov 29: The House panel probing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann’s Facebook Live video of the Parliament has recommended one-day suspension for him. The report of MPs’ panel is yet to be approved by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Mann has been kept away from the Parliamentary proceedings since mid-Monsoon session, after he made the video inside the Parliament. Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created huge uproar in the House, accusing Mann of providing terrorists the dummy’s guide to enter inside the Parliament. Lok Sabha Speaker instructed Mann to abort the House proceedings till the MPs panel submit their report.
Mann had livestreamed the video on July 21. Nearly 4 days later, Speaker formed a 4-member Lok Sabha committee to probe the action of Mann and suggest suitable penalty.
On being summoned by the Speaker and MPs panel, Mann had apologized for the incident. However, he also added that there was no malafide intention. The Sangrur MP claims that he only wanted common people across India to witness and understand how proceedings of Lok Sabha work, and how slots are fixed by parliamentarians for question hour session.
Since Mann was instructed to remain away from the proceedings so far, AAP lost its loudest voice in Lok Sabha. The party has 4 MPs in the Lower House. However, two of them – Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa have been expelled by AAP for alleged anti-party activities.