AIMIM MLA in Bihar raises objection To national song during Bihar Assembly session
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Akhtarul Iman raised an objection to India’s national song ‘Vande Mataram‘.
Iman created controversy on the last day of the Bihar Assembly’s Winter session after refusing to sing the national song ‘Vande Mataram’.
As per the tradition, Assembly sessions start with the national anthem and end with a national song.
Speaking to reporters, the AIMIM Bihar president questioned why it was important to sing the national song and said that while he had nothing against singing the national song, saying ‘Vande Mataram’ was against his religion.
The MLA said that he has an objection to saying or singing ‘Vande Mataram’.
“I have no objection of singing national anthem but I have an objection of saying or singing ‘Vande Mataram’. Instead of Vande Mataram, I would happily say ‘Madar-e-Watan‘,” he said.
BJP’s Sanjay Singh remarked, “We have huge objection over those people who do not want to sing the national anthem or national song. If he has objections in singing ‘Vande Mataram’, his intention is wrong and disturbing.”
Earlier the MLA created a new controversy when he insisted that the draft for the oath in Urdu should use the word ‘Bharat‘, as it is in the Constitution, instead of ‘Hindustan’.
During his oath ceremony, he used the word ‘Bharat’.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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