Advertisement

'No disrespect at all': VP M Venkaiah Naidu after 'Jay Bhavani, Jay Shivaji' controversy

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

M Venkaiah Naidu and Udayanraje Bhonsle | File Images
M Venkaiah Naidu and Udayanraje Bhonsle | File Images
Advertisement

45 of the 61 newly elected members of the Rajya Sabha took oath on Wednesday. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urged the newly elected members of the House to uphold rules and procedures while discharging their duties as the lawmakers for the country. He also urged the MPs not to fall prey to the temptation of disrupting the proceedings of the House for "short-term gains".

Meanwhile, the Vice President also stoked controversy. BJP MP Udayanraje Bhonsle, the descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, took the oath and after finishing his oath gave a slogan "Jay Bhavani, Jay Shivaji". However, Naidu objected to the slogan and said, "It's not a House, its my chamber."

Watch Video:

Naidu's objection irked many social media users who demanded him to apologise for "insulting" Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his descendant Udayanraje Bhonsle.

Here are a few Twitter posts:

Advertisement
Advertisement

Now, M Venkaiah Naidu has finally responded. Taking to Twitter, the Rajya Sabha Chairman said that he did not mean any disrespect. He added that as per conventional practice at the time of taking oath, no slogans are given.

"Always been a strong and vocal admirer of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and worshipper of Goddess Bhawani. Reminded Members that as per conventional practice at the time of taking oath, no slogans are given. No disrespect at all," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Udayanraje Bhonsle said that there was nothing wrong with what happened. "If Maharaj would have been insulted, I would not have remained silent, I would have resigned there and then, but nothing like that has happened," he added.

Advertisement

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Published on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 04:05 PM IST