LS adjourned till Monday following ruckus over Mann's video

| Updated: Jul 22, 2016 19:19 IST

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Monday following uproar over Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann's security breach video. There was chaos in the Lower House earlier amid slogans of 'Mann ko barkhaast karo'. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Maheish Giri and Kirit Somaiya had earlier given a privilege notice against Mann to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. "Thirteen people have laid down their lives for security of Parliament once. I know the matter is serious, I'll see to it," Mahajan said in the Lok Sabha. Criticizing Mann, BJP MP Somaiya demanded that he should be disqualified as an MP. Somaiya's party colleague and former home secretary R.K. Singh said that the AAP MP has put a question mark on the security of the sensitive complex. The Lok Sabha Speaker had earlier summoned and chastised Mann for his video, which breached all of Parliament's security protocols. Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha with the leaders of various political parties demanding action against the AAP MP. Stating this is a matter concerning the security of Parliament, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas said this matter must be discussed and action should be initiated against him. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also expressed her ire over the incident and said that the security of Parliament was of paramount importance. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Naresh Gujaral on his party dubbed the issue as an absolutely nonsensical act by Mann. The AAP lawmaker from Punjab, a popular stand-up comedian, has been accused of compromising the security of Parliament by streaming a video of various layers of screening and checks. Mann has maintained that it was not his intention to endanger the security of Parliament or its members, and claimed that he only wanted to show the people in his constituency in Punjab a glimpse of the Parliament and its functioning. "My people accuse me of not raising their issues in the House. When I told them that questions to be taken up are decided by a draw of lots and only 20 MPs can get their questions in, they did not believe me," he said while explaining that he wanted to show people how questions are sorted in the Central Hall. (ANI)