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Bhagwant Mann stinks of alcohol in Parliament, alleges fellow MP

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann Was Under Attack Not Only For Making Video Of Parliament But Also Alleged Drinking, With The Suspended Member Of His Party And MP Harinder Singh Khalsa Complaining To Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan About It Today.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Jul 2016, 09:24:59 PM
Bhagwant Mann (Source: Getty)

New Delhi:

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann was under attack not only for making video of Parliament but also alleged drinking, with the suspended member of his party and MP Harinder Singh Khalsa complaining to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan about it today. Khalsa wrote to the Speaker, requesting her that his seat in the Lok Sabha be changed as Mann, who sits next to him, stinks of alcohol.

Both Mann and Khalsa were elected on AAP tickets but the latter was suspended from the party over a year back. Khalsa, Lok Sabha member from Fatehgarh Sahib, has seat number 495 allotted to him in the House while Mann’s seat number is 496. He wrote to the Speaker that he gets stink of alcohol everyday from the next seat.

“I am a practising Sikh who comes to Parliament after offering prayers and there I get the stink,” said the 69-year-old MP. He said the Speaker has assured him that his seat will be changed.

Mahajan, when asked by reporters about the issue, acknowledged receipt of Khalsa’s letter. Mann has already courted controversy for making a video of his route and entry to Parliament, giving details of the security arrangements. Several parties, including Akali Dal, BJP and Shiv Sena, are demanding stern action against him.

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First Published : 22 Jul 2016, 09:21:00 PM