New Delhi: Bihar AIMIM MLA Akhtarul Iman has created a controversy after he raised an objection to India’s national song ‘Vande Mataram’. Reportedly Iman, who is also the Bihar State president of the Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party, refused to sing the National song ‘Vande Mataram’ during the last day of the Bihar assembly winter session i.e., 3rd December, calling it ‘against his faith and religion’.
This is not his first time getting into such controversy, Iman also raised objection to ‘Hindustan’ written in his affidavit when he was taking oath ceremony of the 17th state assembly of Bihar.
To celebrate the 75th Year of Independence. Bihar Assembly Decided to sing The national anthem (Jana Gana Mana) by all the legislators at the beginning of the winter session and today the national song (Vande Mataram) during the concluding day on which Iman raised his discernment.
The Asaduddin Owaisi’s party MLA said that the Speaker of the Bihar Assembly is forcing traditions on minorities. However, he added that he has faith in the constitution of India but won’t recite the ‘Vande Mataram’.