Mann's video row : LS Speaker asks MPs to maintain dignity

| Updated: Jul 22, 2016 03:58 IST

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Taking note of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwat Mann's act of filming check posts in Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday asked every parliamentarian to maintain dignity Parliament. "Every parliamentarian must respect and maintain dignity of Parliament," Mahajan told media persons here. Earlier today, AAP MP Mann was severely criticised for doing a Facebook Live where he recorded his journey from his home to Parliament, including the security checks. In the video, Mann is even heard narrating the security procedures that Members of Parliament are subjected to while entering the Parliament building. The act elicited strong response from all political quarters with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former home minister R.K. Singh calling him 'irresponsible'. Defending himself on the issue, Mann, however, said he was just talking about how Parliament functions and asked whether his video posed a security threat to Parliament. "I will post a video again tomorrow. let me be served a notice. Is it illegal, inappropriate to post a video which shows procedure of how questions are taken up in Parliament during Question Hour?," he told media here. Meanwhile the BJP will raise the issue in the Parliament tomorrow. (ANI)