AIMIM, BJP councillors clash over 'Vande Mataram' at oath-taking ceremony in Meerut

Updated: May 26 2023 8:28PM

Meerut (UP), May 26 (PTI) A clash erupted between AIMIM and BJP councillors of the Meerut Municipal Corporation at an oath-taking ceremony organised for them here on Friday. The scuffle began following a disagreement over the singing of 'Vande Mataram' to commence the event.

Trouble began during the ceremony at the Chaudhary Charan Singh University auditorium when councillors of the Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) refused to sing the national song.

Police personnel deployed at the venue intervened in the clash, separated the members of the two parties, and brought the situation under control. A case was later registered against several BJP members at the local Medical College police station.