NEW DELHI: Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party MP who kicked off a controversy by live streaming+ the security arrangements at the Parliament, should be sent to a rehab centre for drug and alcohol de-addiction+ , some of his Lok Sabha colleagues have suggested.
Some MPs, including Shiromani Akali Dal’s Prem Singh Chandumajra, BJP’s Maheish Girri and suspended AAP MP Harinder Singh Khalsa have written to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, urging her to send Mann+ to rehab at the Lok Sabha’s expense, reported new agency ANI.
The MPs urged the Speaker to ensure that Mann is allowed to take part in Lok Sabha proceedings only after completing rehab.
The move comes even as Punjab heads to Assembly elections in 2017+ . The BJP and SAD combine is set to take on an AAP that seems to be growing in the state. Also among the MPs who called for Mann to be sent to rehab was Harinder Khalsa, who was elected to the Lok Sabha on an AAP ticket, but has since been suspended from the party.
A singer-turned-politician, Mann is already facing a storm after he live streamed his entry into the Parliament. He has faced intense criticism for allegedly exposing the security arrangements. He is presently facing an inquiry for a breach of privileges granted to him as an MP