Panel gets two more weeks to probe AAP MP’s video

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday extended by two weeks the term of a nine-member panel probing AAP MP Bhagwant Mann’s controversial video.

She also told the house that Mann had been asked not to attend the Lok Sabha till a decision was taken on the row.

The extension given to the parliamentary probe committee follows a request from its chairman, BJP’s Kirit Somaiya.

“I have extended the time by two weeks with effect from August 4,” the Speaker said.

“In view of the seriousness of the matter, Mann is asked not to attend the house till a decision is taken on the matter.”

Mahajan set up a nine-member panel on July 25 to probe the alleged breach of Parliament security by the Aam Aadmi Party MP, who on July 21 posted on Facebook a part of Parliament building.

–IANS

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