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Mere apology won't work, will take apt decision: Mahajan

Updated: Jul 22, 2016 15:22 IST      
Mere apology won't work, will take apt decision: Mahajan

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Asserting the Parliament is a sensitive place which remains under continues threat, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said she has been receiving suggestions from all quarters, adding that action against AAP MP Bhagwat Mann would be initiated after going through complete information.

Mahajan, who summoned Mann earlier in the day, said that the latter has apologised for his mistake.

She, however, added that mere apology was not enough as his act has compromised Parliament's security.

"We know this even today that Parliament is under threat as all VVIPs come here. It is a very serious matter as I remember that at a time when Parliament was attacked and 13 security men lost their lives in the battle. I am discussing this issue with leaders of different parties for deciding what action will be taken," said Mahajan.

"Apology is not enough because all parliament members are riled up and I believe somewhere it puts the security in the dock. The members of the Parliament were also agitated in this regard. The security arrangements are made keeping in mind the fact that the members of the Parliament are the representatives of lakhs of people," she added.

Mahajan said that she has also sought a report from the security personnel in the regard.

"I could have promptly taken a decision if the incident would have taken place inside the House, but the offence has been committed inside the Parliament premises," said Mahajan.

Mahajan further said that she would also consider the complaint that Mann comes to the Parliament drunk.

"Yes I have received the complaint that he comes drunk to the Parliament. We will also take that in consideration before giving a final decision," said Mahajan

The AAP MP yesterday posted a video of Parliament's security positions and details on the social media.

Mann, however, clarified his act after severe criticism from the opposition parties.

"My only intention was to tell the procedure (during the Zero Hour). I have done nothing to risk the security of the Parliament," he said.(ANI)

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