- Babul Supriyo, Debashree Choudhury were cheered with Jai Shri Ram slogans
- The cheer was apparently a dig at Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
- 7 people were detained in Bengal for the chant in front of Ms Banerjee
Union Ministers Babul Supriyo and Debashree Choudhury, who are from West Bengal, were greeted by fellow BJP lawmakers with "Jai Shri Ram" slogans when they were called to take oath as Lok Sabha Members.
The cheer was apparently to take a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had allegedly objected to uttering the slogan during some incidents.
When Union minister of state for environment and forest Babul Supriyo was called to take oath on the first day of the 17th Lok Sabha Monday, BJP members loudly cheered with "Jai Shri Ram".
The slogan was repeatedly chanted when Ms Choudhury, Union minister of state for women and child development, was called to take oath.' Watch Babul Supriyo's oath:
I Babul Supriyo having been elected a Member of the House of the People do solemnly affirm that- Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) June 17, 2019
I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India.... pic.twitter.com/nQAfr3HKvb
At least seven persons were detained on March 31 for chanting "Jai Shri Ram" slogan when Ms Banerjee's motorcade passed through North 24 Parganas district of the state.
In a video, which emerged on social media, an infuriated Ms Banerjee came out of her car and allegedly asked her security officials to note down the name of the persons involved in shouting the slogan.
The BJP won 18 seats from West Bengal in the recent Lok Sabha elections as against just two seats from the state during the 2014 polls.
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