The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha began on Monday, with the oath-taking of the 542 Members of the Lower House of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Amid the oath-taking proceedings, as BJP MP from West Bengal's Asansol Babul Supriyo's name was called for the ceremony, the floor of the Lok Sabha broke into loud cheers of "Jai Shri Ram". With desk-thumping and loud cheers, "Jai Shri Ram" chants were raised across the Lok Sabha as Babul Supriyo made his way to take the oath of duty.
This has come in the aftermath of a series of events wherein questions and alleged objections were raised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in public view when people chanted slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" at her convoy.
In a recent incident, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee while passing through West Bengal's North 24 Parganas had to get off her car and confront people who chanted 'Jai Shri Ram'. Mamata Banerjee said that the people chanting the Jai Shri Ram slogans were Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) people and "outsiders", in a video shared by news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, on May 23 when the result of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were announced, BJP's sitting MP Babul Supriyo retained his Parliamentary seat of West Bengal's Asansol by winning 6,32,727 votes with a margin of 15.97 percent against the Trinamool's Moon Moon Sen who emerged at the second spot with 35.19 votes.
The first session of 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday and will see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations like Triple Talaq bill being on top of the government agenda.