New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday adopted a motion to suspend Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker Bhagwant Mann from the Lok Sabha for the remaining period of the winter session. Mr Mann was being probed for posting a video footage of Parliament on social media.
The move was recommended by a parliamentary committee, headed by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, that was probing Mr Maan’s actions.
The committee presented its report on Thursday that said: “The committee, after due deliberations, recommends that Bhagwant Mann, MP, be suspended for the remaining period of the current session, i.e. the 10th session of the 16th Lok Sabha.” The committee also said that there were repeated contradictions in his communications and therefore it felt that “tendering of his apology before the committee cannot be treated as unconditional apology”.
The AAP lawmaker had earlier apologised unconditionally after being found guilty.
The committee said: “The conduct of Mann is highly objectionable and exhibits his lack of basic knowledge and etiquette and the responsibilities of the office he holds. Mann has put the security of Parliament House and its occupants at risk.”
The committee also impressed Mr Mann to adhere “utmost need for strict norms and standards of etiquette”.