Newly-elected Trinamool Congress lawmakers Nusrat Jahan Ruhi and Mimi Chakraborty today took oath as members of the Lok Sabha.
Nusrat Jahan got married to businessman Nikhil Jain on June 19 in Turkey. The wedding was attended by her actor-friend Mimi Chakraborty. Thus, the actor-turned-politicians could not take oath in Parliament along with other lawmakers when Parliament session began this month.
Nusrat Jahan who took the oath in the name of ‘Ishwar’ ended it with phrases such as Vande Mataram, Jai Hind and Joi Bangla.
Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan: There are several things on priority. We will raise the first concern of our constituencies before the House tomorrow. We will put across our views there. pic.twitter.com/WE2go6QaC7— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2019
Interestingly, on June 18, the Samajwadi Party leader, Shafiqur Rahman Barq, had stirred controversy by saying in Parliament that Vande Mataram is against Islam. He said this after taking oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
After taking oath, the two went up to Speaker Om Birla to touch his feet. It is customary for members to greet the Speaker on the podium.
Unable to get past them, Ms Chakraborty went and stood behind Nusrat Jahan. At one point, they even moved back into Parliament but came out after security personnel intervened to make way.
While Ms Jahan is member from Basirhat, Ms Chakraborty represents Jadavpur in the lower house.
May you & Nikhil have a blissful wedded life all your life. Admire your wearing sindoor , saying Vande Matarm, touching feet of Speaker. What a role model & Samskari you are for the young generation. God Bless you & may your tribe increase billion fold, #nusratjahan . https://t.co/mrLYMENuM2— IndiaIsBharat (@vidursniti) June 25, 2019
My favourite video today 😍.— Raj Anand 🇮🇳 (@rajanandbjp) June 25, 2019
Nusrat jahan ruhi jain said vande matram proudly.
Mulla, maulvi, mamta need barnol now 😂
KYA SANSKAAR HAI... 😍— DR.KING SINGH (@Beingking10) June 25, 2019
She said vande matram & even touched the feet of speaker om birla, she gained my respect— Manish Sisodiya (@yours_handsome) June 25, 2019
I love her attitude, as a Muslim I support her coz she is retaining her Indian culture, I do respect my Bharat ma she is the second mother after my mom who gave me birth and this mother gave me shelter and resources Hindustan Zindabaad— سیف علی شیخ ابن مراد احمدُ (@SkSaif813) June 25, 2019
Some also seemed unhappy about her embracing her ‘husband’s culture’ in the Indian Parliament.