Won’t say Bharat Mata ki jai, city MLA suspended
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday suspended Waris Yusuf Pathan, an MLA from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), for refusing to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
The suspension motion was moved by the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, for ‘derogatory and objectionable’ comments against the country, and ‘derogatory’ remarks against the sovereign house. The Assembly passed it unanimously, after opposition parties, the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party, supported the motion.
Pathan ,48, a legislator from Byculla, is barred from entering the state legislature premises until the ongoing budget session ends.
The incident unfolded during a speech in the Assembly by AIMIM legislator Imtiyaz Jalil.
The Aurangabad MLA was opposing construction of memorials of historical figures and politicians by the Maharashtra government in his speech.
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