AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann is set to face suspension from attending the winter session of Parliament, after irking his sympathisers in the probe panel on his act of filming his journey from his Delhi home to the Parliament. The stage was all set for Mann to get only a token one-day suspension but he decided to spoil his chances.
On Friday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will read out the probe panel’s report on Mann’s video act and seek a view of the House. The panel has unanimously recommended a ban from the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
After the panel and Mann came to an understanding that the MP will unconditionally apologise for shooting the video and withdraw his earlier letters in which he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modit of breaching the security of the Pathankot air base, Mann did a u-turn. In his latest communication to the panel, Mann ruled out any apology and maintained he has done no wrong.
“He cheated all of us. Because of him, we have eggs on our face,” said a senior MP who was defending him in the panel and negotiating for a lighter punishment.