New Delhi, May 8: The Lok Sabha today watched in amazement, as an elderly BSP MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq walked out of the House, when the Vande Mataram national song tune was being played with members standing in silence.
The matter was brought to the notice of the Speaker Meira Kumar, who issued a warning saying that action would be taken against the MP for insulting the national song.
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has been informed about the incident.
The Vande Mataram tune is normally played at the end of the session. Today was the last day of the current Lok Sabha session, and the House was adjourned sine die soon after.
Shafiqur Rahman Barq stays in Moradabad and he has been elected from Sambhal near Meerut, UP on a BSP ticket.
Vande Mataram has been the national song for millions of freedom fighters during their struggle for independence against the British. Thousands of freedom fighters faced lathis and bullets by singing Vande Mataram during the freedom struggle. This song has been the most popular among all Indian songs both during the pre- and post-Independence era.