Watch: Owaisi responds with Jai Bhim to Jai Shri Ram during oath ceremony in Lok Sabha
While the BJP MPs attempted to heckle Hyderabad MP with ‘Jai shri Ram’ slogans, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owasi responded with ‘Jai Bhim, Jai Bhim, Takbeer Allah hu Akbar, Jai Hind’
Member of Parliament from Hyderabad and President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owasi, on Tuesday, June 18, took oath in Parliament amidst slogans of 'Jai Sri Ram' and 'Vande Mataram' being raised in the Lok Sabha by Bharatiya Janata Party MPs.
The slogans were raised as Owaisi approached area in the well of the House to take oath. Walking towards the designated area AIMIM MP urged those raising the slogans to continue raising those slogans.
In response to these chants, Owaisi finished off his oath with, "Jai Bhim, Jai Bhim, Takbeer Allah hu Akbar, Jai Hind."
Speaking to ANI outside Parliament, Owaisi said, "It is good that they remember such things when they see me, I hope they will also remember the Constitution and the deaths of children in Muzaffarpur."
Earlier this month, Owaisi, who was re-elected from Hyderabad for a fourth consecutive term, said his party would continue to fight for the due share and rights of Muslims, Dalits and other marginalised people.
Hyderabad seat has been held by the AIMIM since 1984, as Asaduddin Owaisi’s father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was elected for six consecutive terms.
Owaisi, a barrister, is a two-time MLA from the Charminar Assembly constituency and a three-time MLA from Hyderabad, and was elected as the president of the AIMIM in 2008 following his father’s death.
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, Owaisi won in his homeground by a margin of 2,82,186 votes, against BJP’s Dr Bhagwanth Rao.