A big scuffle broke out out between the leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party and Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut. The incident happened during a Nigam Board meeting between the Councillors of the two parties. The incident was recorded on camera.
However, this was not the first time that corporators of two parties entered a scuffle. In January, a fight broke out between the corporators of BJP, BSP and SP over the issue of playing Vande Mataram inside the assembly. It was alleged that Muslim corporators from SP and BSP walked out after Vande Mataram was played.
Soon, BJP members in the house started shouting slogans alleging disrespect to the national song by SP and BSP member. On the other hand, BSP and SP members also shouted slogans against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The civic body was meeting for the first time after the elections. In Meerut, Mayawati’s BSP won the mayor’s position in the polls conducted in December, 2017. The BSP had won 28 seats in the house. While the BJP, which lost the Mayor elections, won 38 seats. At the time of oath taking in December, it was reported that BJP corporators stood up and started singing ‘Vande Matram’. However, Mayor Sunita Verma of the BSP remained seated.
WATCH: Scuffle breaks out between councillors of BSP and BJP in Meerut Nagar Nigam board meeting.
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Verma and her fellow partymen’s act led to protests by the BJP corporators. The BJP members allegedly raised slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” and “Vande Mataram”. While BSP supporters raised the slogans of “Jai Bheem”. In October, BJP and BSP corporators had scuffled in Aligarh after the newly-elected Mayor from BSP took oath in Urdu.