SP MLA Abu Azmi refuses to recite national song 'Vande Mataram' in Maharashtra Assembly

Wednesday, 19 July 2023 (17:39 IST)
Mumbai: Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi, on the third day of the monsoon session, reportedly refused to recite the National Song 'Vande Mataram' in the house stating that his religion doesn't allow him to do so.
Abu Azmi said he will not recite 'Vande Mataram' national song, as it is akin to bowing to the nation & his religion does not allow him to bow before anyone, not even his mother!
Azmi's party, SP is a part of the Opposition alliance INDIA which consists of 26 different parties that joined hands against the BJP. (UNI)

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