Members of AIMIM (All India Majlis‑e‑Ittehadul Muslimeen) protested against the singing of Vande Mataram during the swearing-in ceremony of Corporation and Nagar Panchayat in Meerut, UP. He had a fierce scuffle with the BJP members regarding this.
The swearing-in ceremony began with Vande Mataram on Friday (May 26, 2023) at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Auditorium at Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. During this, the members of AIMIM remained seated on their seats. Protesting against this, the BJP members got angry when asked to stand up.
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After this, there was a scuffle between the leaders of BJP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s party. Seeing the situation, policemen came forward and took out the members of AIMIM and BJP. After this the members of AIMIM boycotted the function and left.
Meerut Commissioner J Selva Kumari had come to administer the oath to the mayor and councilors during the swearing-in. She was sitting on the stage. At the same time, the District Magistrate and SP were handling the arrangements with the traffic police force. AIMIM members said that they will sing the national anthem, Bharat Hindustan Zindabad bol denge, but not Vande Mataram.
AIMIM members argued that this program is not of BJP. This is the program of the mayor and the councillors. He alleged that the BJP indulged in hooliganism during the swearing-in ceremony and that too in the presence of the District Magistrate and police officers.
On the other hand, BJP councilors say that these people are the followers of Jinnah… they are the people of Owaisi… who want the partition of the country. He said that whoever does not sing Vande Mataram will be given a befitting reply.
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