AAP MP Bhagwant Mann sits on dharna after being 'advised' not to attend Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday gave another extension to the parliamentary committee formed to probe Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann's filming of "critical" areas of Parliament House building till 3 December.

The nine-member committee was to present its report on Friday.

The Speaker had said since the charges against Mann were serious in nature, he is advised not to attend the proceedings of the House till a decision is taken on the complaint against him. He has not been attending the proceedings on the advice of the Chair.

Mann, however, did not take the news well and sat on a dharna outside Parliament with a placard that read this: “Modi is afraid of me, so he keeps me out of the Parliament.” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted Mann's picture.

The AAP MP from Sangrur had triggered a controversy in July by live-streaming the security arrangements at the Parliament House complex on social media.

After facing flak for his act, the AAP MP had defended his move saying he was only showing people how Parliament functioned.

He had later appeared before the committee and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expulsion for compromising on national security for allowing Pakistan's security agency inside the Pathankot airbase after the terror attack on the facility.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 19, 2016 15:51:53 IST

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