Samajwadi Part MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq kicked off a controversy while taking oath as a Member of Parliament on Tuesday. After taking oath as Lok Sabha MP, Barq refused to say ‘Vande Mataram’ and said it was “against Islam”.
After taking the oath, Barq said, “Jahan tak Vande Mataram ka taaluq hai, it is against Islam we cannot follow it (as far as Vande Mataram is concerned, it is against Islam, we cannot follow it.”
His statement was followed with chants of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Shree Ram’ by other leaders present in the Parliament.
Safiqur Rahman Barq had in 2013, walked out of the Parliament after chants of ‘Vande Mataram’. He was criticised by several leaders.
Source : Business Today
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