The 'Jai Shri Ram' chants surfaced after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was embroiled in a bitter battle with the BJP leaders and workers in the state
New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi, took oath as the member of Parliament on Tuesday (June 18) amid several MPs chanting "Jai Shri Ram".
Many began to raise slogans such as "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Vande Mataram" too as Owaisi was called to take oath as Lok Sabha MP.
Though Owaisi was calm before taking the oath, he immediately said, "Jai Bheem, Jai Meem, Takbeer Allahu Akbar, Jai Hind," as he completed his oath in the House.
Speaking to reporters over MPs chanting "Jai Shri Ram" and "Vande Mataram", Asaduddin Owaisi said, "It is good that they remember such things when they see me. I hope they will also remember the constitution and deaths of children in Muzaffarpur."
However, the MPs began to raise the same slogan against Union minister of state for environment and forest Babul Supriyo, who went forward to take oath as Lok Sabha MP.
The chanting of "Jai Shri Ram" began with the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who had been enmeshed in a bitter battle with the BJP over who will take control of the political landscape of the state.
Earlier, the state chief minister had also objected to the phrase "Jai Shri Ram" in several incidents.
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Last Updated Jun 18, 2019, 4:22 PM IST