The ever controversial, Bhopal’s BJP MP, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur created yet another controversy on the first day of 17th Lok Sabha on Monday when she suffixed the name of her spiritual guru with hers while taking the oath, which drew objections from the Opposition.
Amidst the protests and shouting, Thakur claimed that it was her full name and she had mentioned that she had already mentioned her full name in the form she had filled for oath taking.
The mention of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as a suffix to her name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur invited a sharp reaction from the Opposition members who claimed that it wasn’t permissible.
Meanwhile, the Protem Speaker, Virendra Kumar sought to know from the Lok Sabha Secretary General, the full name.
In between the noise and objections, Kumar ruled that only the name written in her election certificate issued by the returning officer will go on record.
Thakur took oath in Sanskrit and ended it with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogan. She then routed Congress stalwart Digvijay Singh to enter the Lok Sabha for the first time.
It was followed by BJP members raising 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogans, in an attempt to tease the Opposition. They started raising slogan after oath taking by every BJP member. After Ganjendra Umarao Singh Patel (BJP) completed his oath with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', N K Premchandran (RSP) urged the Pro tem Speaker to maintain the prescribed format of the oath.