AAP party member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, after offering ‘unconditional apology’ for exposing Parliament security by uploading live video on Facebook, on Thursday he wrote a five-page letter to Parliament panel.
In a five-page written reply to the nine-member committee led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya, Sangrur MP stated that he had made no mistake by filming high-security areas of Parliament but said he would nevertheless apologise if an inquiry panel finds he erred.
The 42-year-old lawmaker, who is also a popular stand-up comedian, has controversially suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also compromised security by allowing Pakistani officers including members of its spy agency ISI to tour the Pathankot Air Force base, which was attacked by Pakistani terrorists in January.
Sources said, the PM cannot be called by the committee in this regard as it comes beyond the jurisdiction of the Lok Sabha speaker and the committee constituted by her.
The MP, who was asked by the committee to submit his statement or explanation over the issue by Tuesday, had sought three days to submit his deposition.The committee will submit its report by August 3.
Meanwhile, The Speaker has barred Mann from attending the proceedings of the House till a decision on the matter was reached.