Bhagwant Mann's act against norms of Parliament: Congress

| Updated: Jul 23, 2016 01:05 IST

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, today demanded a stringent action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann for putting the security of Parliament at risk and said if the lawmakers get involved in this kind of filthy things then it will not be good for the country. "This is wrong, it's a security issue. The Parliament represents over 125 crore people and if an MP is uploading a live video of the Parliament on Facebook, showing it to the world and if somebody will misuse it then it's against norms of the Parliament," Kharge told ANI here. "So, if the Parliament members are going to be involved in this kind of filthy things then it will not be good for the country. that's why we are demanding the Speaker to punish him," he added. Mann's act of shooting a video clip of Parliament House and later uploading it on social media rocked the Parliament today as both the Houses were adjourned over the issue. In the Lok Sabha, the BJP, Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress members besides others raised the issue of Mann. The BJP members demanded breach of privilege against the Sangrur MP. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day today without transacting any legislative business as the House witnessed repeated adjournments on the issue of Parliament security breach. There were heated exchanges between the opposition and treasury bench members on whether to hold a discussion in the House. The issue was raised by Naresh Gujral of Shiromani Akali Dal, who said there is a serious security threat to Parliament as sensitive places inside the complex have been posted on social media. The opposition members said the government should have taken action against the MP immediately yesterday instead of raising it in the House today. The House, which witnessed three adjournments in the pre-lunch session, reassembled at 2.30 p.m., to take up Private Members Business. However, some of the ruling bench members trooped into the well of the House in support of their demand for a discussion. Taking note of the situation, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien adjourned the House for the day. (ANI)