Heard in Parliament as MPs took oath: Jai Shri Ram and mandir wahin banayenge
When Sakshi Maharaj took oath, a legislator shouted 'mandir wahin banayenge'
- Published 18.06.19, 7:56 PM
- Updated 18.06.19, 7:56 PM
- a min read
When Sakshi Maharaj took oath as MP in the Lok Sabha today, "mandir wahin banayenge" was chanted.
It is unclear which legislator chanted this when Sakshi Maharaj, the newly elected Unnao MP, was a the lectern. After taking oath in Sanskrit, he said "Jai Shri Ram".
"Mandir wahin banayenge (w shall make the temple rght there)," is a chant for those who support the making of the Ram temple in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid stood.
Saffron-clad Sakshi Maharaj is a five-time MP known to have taken part in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. He is also an accused in the Babri demolition case. In November 2018 rally, he called for the demolition of Delhi’s Jama Masjid claiming that it has been constructed on the remains of a temple.
Watch the video here:
#WATCH: Slogans of 'Mandir vahin banayenge' were raised in the Lok Sabha as BJP's winning candidate from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj took oath as a Member of Parliament, in Sanskrit, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Cr6IQNbXJF— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
In 2014, when the BJP led by Narendra Modi came to power for the first time, there wasn’t any sloganeering during oath-taing.
Some tweeters said the religious sloganeering in the Lok Sabha was an insult to the august House.
# Religious slogans by MPs in Lok Sabha today takes away the dignity of the August House. Parliament is not a temple, mosque, gurudwara or a church. It is vastly bigger.MPs have no right to belittle it. I want them all to take a crash course in parliamentry traditions, decorum.— Dr.Lunyal (@a_to_z_7) June 18, 2019
Sakshi Maharaj takes oath amid 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans and some members followed it with 'Mandir Wahin Banayenge'.— Kunal Gaurav (@desipatrakar) June 18, 2019
IN THE PARLIAMENT!!!#SansadWatch
To all the geniuses who claimed the BJP's win wasn't fueled by right wing Hindutva bigotry, go watch what's happening during oath-taking IN Parliament.— Vakasha Sachdev (@VakashaS) June 18, 2019
"Jai Shree Ram!" "Mandir Vahin Banayenge"
Stop pretending now, at least. Wake up.https://t.co/LmWuUla3aP
Maharaj is known for his controversial statements. Before the elections he had said that after the 2019 elections, there won’t be any in 2024. Keeping in line with his fame, he recently visited a rape accused MLA in Sitapur district jail to thank him after the elections.
The Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi, took his oath amid slogans of "Bharat Mata ki Jai", "Vande Mataram" and "Jai Shri Ram". The four-time MP responded with “Jai Bhim! Jai Meem! Takbeer Allahu Akbar! Jai Hind!”
Owaisi is the chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen or AIMIM. His slogans were interpreted by a section on Twitter as a bid to strengthen Dalit-Muslim solidarity.
Hats off to you sir...... Jai bhim— Dr.shubham bhaskar (@Shubham15400651) June 17, 2019
Emerging leader of dalits and OBCs ..
On the other hand, some expressed their anger at the AIMIM leader.
Asaduddin Owaisi while taking oath in parliament can say ‘Jai Bhim,Jai Meem, Takbeer Allah hu Akbar, Jai Hind"— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) June 18, 2019
But Chanting Jai Shri Ram, Vande Mataram is considered a taboo in many places across India 😕#JaiBhim #VandeMataram pic.twitter.com/LzL00mL4dt
Similarly, Shafiqur Rahman Barq, the Samajwadi Party MP from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh walked in to take oath amid chants of Vande Mataram. “As far as Vande Mataram is concerned, it is against Islam. We cannot follow it,” he said later.