New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, facing flak for posting a video of security inside Parliament, said on Friday that he had done no wrong but was ready to apologizse if the Speaker asked him to.
“If (Lok Sabha) speaker asks, then I am ready to apologize,” Mann told reporters. The member from Sangrur in Punjab reiterated that he did not do anything wrong.
Meanwhile, notice of privilege against Mann was given to the Lok Sabha Speaker by BJP’s Maheish Giri and Kirit Somaiya.
Mann, who on Thursday had said he would shoot such a video again on Friday, asserted his intention was to show the inside proceedings of the House and how questions were selected through a lucky draw.
Mann on Thursday shot a video clip of his journey from home to Parliament House, passing various security check points, and live streamed it on Facebook, drawing flak from MPs for putting Parliament security at risk.
In the video, Mann is heard providing a running commentary of his journey to the Parliament building. “I’ll today show you something you would not have seen earlier,” Mann said at the start of the video.
Inside the Parliament premises, he goes into the room where the process of selection of questions for the Zero Hour is done.
As he describes the process, a security official is heard telling him not to take photographs. “I’ll not take photo… will maintain confidentiality,” Mann replies.
In the video, he says the process was entirely transparent and shows how the lucky draw was carried out to select the questions. At one point, he is also heard saying” “It is going live.”
Hitting out at Mann, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: “One should not play with the security of Parliament. Making such videos viral is not the right thing to do.”