Mann appears before Speaker over his video on Parliament

New Delhi: AAP MP Bhagwant Mann today appeared before Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after being summoned following his controversial video on the high security Parliament House complex.

Sources in the Lok Sabha Secretariat said Mahajan had been trying to contact Mann since yesterday evening but his phone was not reachable. He could finally be contacted this morning.

The Speaker sought his explanation on the video and Mann gave his views, they said. In the nearly 12-minute video, Mann gives a running commentary as his vehicle crosses security barricades and enters Parliament. “I’ll today show you something you would not have seen earlier,” he is heard saying in the video.

Mann is then showed entering a room where questions to be taken up inside Parliament are being sorted and describes the process.

The issue later led to the adjournment of House, first for an hour during Question Hour and then for the day.

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