Parliament House video: Panel finds AAP leader Bhagwant Mann guilty

The panel will meet on Wednesday again to finalise the report, which will also recommend the quantum of punishment to the AAP leader.

Published: 30th November 2016 01:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2016 01:37 AM   |  A+A-


AAP MP Bhagwant Mann. | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: While the Parliamentary panel examining breach of security by Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann found him guilty, it failed to arrive at a consensus on the punishment to be meted out to the Punjab leader.

The panel headed by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya will meet on Wednesday again to finalise the report, which will also recommend the quantum of punishment to the AAP leader.

The nine-member Parliamentary panel has been investigating Mann’s controversial video footage of the Parliament House complex, which he had uploaded on social media.

Following the incident, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had barred Mann from attending proceedings of the House. The panel in its meeting on Tuesday found members divided on recommending the
quantum of punishment.

“A few members argued that he should be a given a token punishment of suspension for a day, while others sought more number of days. There were a few who argued that there should be no suspension at all, as Mann had already unconditionally apologised,” sources said, while adding that the members favouring leniency stressed that the AAP MP had already been barred from the proceedings of the House.

Mann had earlier demanded that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi also be summoned for inviting the ISI to the Pathankot air base after the terror attack”.  However, he had withdrawn his demand.

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