Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA refused to sing the national anthem Vande Mataram at the conclusion of the winter session of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. The session was started this time with the national anthem. When the national anthem was sung at the end of Friday, MLA Akhtarul Iman opposed it. In the matter, BJP MLA Hari Bhushan Thakur Bachaul has said that the act of MLA comes under the category of sedition. The Speaker of the Assembly should take action against the AIMIM MLA. Bachaul said that whenever the session goes on, the MLA will not be allowed to stay in the assembly.
Talking to the media on this issue, AIMIM MLA Akhtarul Iman said that the tradition of singing the national anthem 'Vande Mataram' is being imposed in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. It is not fun for anyone to force me to sing. I have a problem with the song 'Vande Mataram'. He said that one who does not sing the national anthem is not a traitor. The MLA said that nowhere in the constitution it is written that it is necessary to sing the national anthem. It is not right to look at all sections of the country with one eye. Akhtarul said that I neither sing Vande Mataram nor will I sing.
Such people want to divide India: BJP
BJP attacked Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi for not singing the national anthem. BJP MLA Hari Bhushan Thakur Bachaul said that these people eat here but will not sing songs. Such people who grow up from other parts of India, who drink water from the rivers here, are of jihadi mentality. Bachaul said that these people of Islamic mindset want to divide India. The BJP MLA said that the Speaker should take action on Akhtarul Iman. He said the BJP would not allow him to stay in the campus whenever the assembly session would go on.