BSP member walks out of Lok Sabha while Vande Mataram being played

May 08, 2013, 15:16 IST | Agencies

Bahujan Samaj Party member Shafiqur Rahman Barq walked out of the Lok Sabha even as the national song 'Vande Mataram' was being played.

A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member of parliament walked out of the Lok Sabha when the national song was being played, drawing a reprimand from Speaker Meira Kumar.

Meira Kumar
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar

Shafiqur Rahman Barq, a BSP member from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh, was seen walking out of the lower house as Vande Mataram was being played before the house was adjourned sine die.

"One honourable member walked out when Vande Mataram was being played. I take very serious view of this. I would want to know why this was done. This should never happen again," Meira Kumar said.

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