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Now, MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament

Now, MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament
Expelled Congress MP from Seemandhra L Rajagopal, who is under all-round attack after he unleashed a can of pepper spray in Lok Sabha on Thursday during the introduction of the Telangana Bill, meanwhile continued to maintain that he had done it in self-defence. He, however, regretted the act.

Ponnam Prabhakar, a Congress member from Telangana, has complained to LS Speaker  for initiating criminal action against Rajagopal and TDP member Venugopal Reddy. Prabhakar also said he will file a complaint with Parliament street police station. The Speaker has directed that the committee, headed by deputy speaker Karia Munda, discuss all security-related matters.

‘In order to consider the events in the House on Thursday, the Speaker has directed that an emergency meeting of the Committee on Security in Parliament complex should be called on Monday,’ a Lok Sabha secretariat release said.

The committee will be examining all security-related matters including the means to prevent bringing of dangerous and life-threatening material into the chamber of the House by the members of Parliament, it said. ‘The pros and cons about the various security measures that should be adopted will be considered in detail by the committee,’ the release said without elaborating on the mechanism to be adopted. Rajagopal said he had used the pepper spray to defend one of his parliamentary colleagues, who was being ‘manhandled’ by political opponents.
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