Frame advisory on oath-taking, Maharashtra Guv tells M. Venkaiah Naidu and Om Birla

Published: 26 July, 2020 10:38 IST | IANS | Mumbai

On July 22, after the oath was administered to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Udayanraje Bhosale, he raised a slogan of "Jai Hind, Jai Maharashtra, Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivaji" which attracted a gentle warning from Naidu

Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Bhagat Singh Koshyari

In a significant development, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday urged Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to come up with an advisory to maintain the sanctity of the oath-taking process by lawmakers. Citing how some newly-elected parliamentarians or legislators depart from the prescribed form of oaths by adding names of party leaders or other venerable leaders, he urged Naidu and Birla to issue the format to be adhered to in the context of the form and oath being read out by the members.

"Adding names of party leaders or any other person to whom members owe their faith or allegiance, to the format of oath-taking, violates the sanctity of oath-taking process," said Koshyari, adding such directions are needed to preserve the "sanctity and dignity" of the swearing-in process. The Governor's suggestion came in separate letters to the presiding officers of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, barely a couple of days after a similar incident was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha.

On July 22, after the oath was administered to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Udayanraje Bhosale, he raised a slogan of "Jai Hind, Jai Maharashtra, Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivaji" which attracted a gentle warning from Naidu.

The following day, protests erupted in Maharashtra over the Vice President's objection which resulted in him issuing an official clarification on Thursday evening.

Koshyari reminded Naidu of a similar situation in Maharashtra when he had to personally intervene and direct a couple of MLAs who were sworn-in as ministers not to deviate from the prescribed format of the oath.

On December 30, 2019, when Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his ministry, the Governor stopped one minister Varsha Gaikwad mid-way in the oath when she deviated and asked another minister K. C. Padvi to repeat the oath after he strayed from the given format.

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and a complete guide from food to things to do and events across Mumbai. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK