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The Mention Of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri As A Suffix To Her Name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur Evoked A Sharp Reaction From The Opposition Members.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 17 Jun 2019, 07:40:17 PM
Pragya Thakur defeated Congress stalwart and former chief minister Digvijay Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency. (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi :

First time MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s oath-taking ceremony on the first day of 17th Lok Sabha was marred by controversy when she suffixed the name of her spiritual guru with hers while taking oath.

Opposition leaders raised objection on this following which Thakur, the BJP MP from Bhopal, said that it was her full name and she had already mentioned her full name in the form she had filled for oath taking.

The mention of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as a suffix to her name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur evoked a sharp reaction from the Opposition members who said that such a thing was not permitted.

While opposition parties protested this and screamed slogans, the ruling benches started slogan shouting in her favour. Pro tem Speaker Virendra Kumar sought to know from the Lok Sabha Secretary General, the full name.

Amid noise and objections, Kumar ruled that only the name written in her election certificate issued by the returning officer would go on record.

The Malegaon blast accused took oath in Sanskrit and ended it with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogan. Later, BJP members continued to raise 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogans, teasing the Opposition.

They started raising slogan after oath taking by every BJP member. Pragya Thakur defeated Congress stalwart and former chief minister Digvijay Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency.

After Ganjendra Umarao Singh Patel (BJP) completed his oath with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', N K Premchandran (RSP) urged the Pro tem Speaker to maintain the prescribed format of the oath.

The Pro tem speaker ruled that the members stick to the format provided. After this, the members of BJP started adding 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' after the end of every oath.

Some of the prominent names who took oath from Madhya Pradesh included K P Yadav who defeated Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rakesh Singh, Ramakant Bhargava, and Nakul Nath. Indore MP Shankar Lalwani took oath in Sindhi. 

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 17 Jun 2019, 07:40:17 PM

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