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BJP, BSP, SP corporators clash over national song in Meerut

ANI  |  Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

The (BJP), (BSP), and corporators on Monday clashed over the singing of the song Vande Mataram during the first Board meeting.

As the song was played on tape by supporters, corporators from the and the SP walked out.

Soon after, the corporators started shouting slogans alleging disrespect to the song.

The and the SP corporators also raised slogans against Modi and

This is not the first time that a clash over Vande Mataram took place.

Earlier, in December, after the swearing-in ceremony in Meerut, the corporators stood up and started singing 'Vande Mataram'.

The Mayor, of the BSP, continued to sit along with her corporators, which led to protests by the BJP corporators and party supporters who raised slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Vande Mataram".

Last month, BJP and corporators clashed in Aligarh after the from the BSP took oath in Urdu.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 07:57 IST
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