New Delhi, 20 August: An AIMIM and a Congress corporator were suspended for a day after they allegedly refused to stand up when ‘Vande Mataram’ was being sung in the House during a general body meeting on Saturday.
Opposing to their behaviour, ruling Shiv Sena-BJP corporators quickly reacted to the situation and pressed for action against the two corporators.
The suspended corporators has been indentified as Sayyed Mateen from All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Sohail Shaikh from Congress.Mayor Bhagwan Ghadamode subsequently after the rift betweeen the parties ordered the suspension of duo for one day.
However,AIMIM quickly distanced itself from the the Saturday’s incident as the party’s Aurangabad MLA, Imtiyaz Jaleel, said, “No one should disrespect the national song.”Meanwhile, Jaleel also alleged that the entire episode is a “deliberate ploy” of the ruling Sena-BJP alliance to divert attention from non-performance on development issues in the municipality.
Prior to this incident there was a ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly also after a BJP MLA Raj Purohit demanded that Vande Mataram be made compulsory in all schools and colleges.