Taking a strong exception to Bhagwant Mann for uploading a video on social media showing the Parliament premises and internal security positions, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has become a shelter of comedians which doesn’t have an ideology.
Speaking to ANI, BJP leader Tarun Chugh said the way the AAP MP has leaked the security of the Lok Sabha and the way he has put the video on social media is a deception to the nation’s security. “Bhagwant Mann calls it a matter of pride and says he will again show it. I think the AAP has become a shelter of comedians, which doesn’t have an ideology. Its aim is to create sensation. These kinds of people are threat to the nation’s unity,” he added.
Dubbing the act as unfortunate, the BJP leader demanded strict action against Mann. “I think Bhagwant Mann has even now not come out of the character of a person who cracks jokes. This is Lok Sabha…not a stage of a ‘madaari’. Earlier too, the Parliament has tolerated a big attack. Many of our sons had died in the attack. Bhagwant Mann today insulted those sons,” he added. Resonating similar sentiments, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said no one should play with the security of Parliament at a time when already a terror attack has taken place.
“Uploading video of the interior of Parliament, which is prohibited, is not right. The Parliamentary Secretariat will look into the matter,” he added. Mann, who stoked a controversy yesterday after uploading a video showing security spots of Parliament, strongly defended his actions. However, the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has taken cognizance of the video and it is being investigated. The Speaker will seek a report from Parliament security on the matter and Mann will be summoned if required.
“Did my video pose a security threat to Parliament? Is it illegal or inappropriate to post a video which shows the procedure of how questions are taken up in Parliament during Question Hour?,” Mann asked after his video created an uproar. Mann’s video, which was live-streamed on Facebook, shows security pickets and sensitive internal security positions of the Parliament. Even as the video was dubbed as ‘highly irresponsible’ and ‘foolish’ by the opposition parties, Mann told reporters that he would shoot another video tomorrow. ‘Let me be served a notice,’ he said.