MUMBAI: A fight broke out during the general body meeting of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation after two corporators — one from the AIMIM and other from the Congress — refused to stand up when the national song, Vande Mataram, was played.
A ruckus broke out when the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena members raised the issue after the song was completed. Though nobody was injured in the fight, a few microphones were damaged.
Imtiyaz Jail, MIM MLA from the city, confirmed that one of his party corporators erred in dishonouring the national song. Jail told the New Indian Express, "I condemn the incident and we shall initiate an inquiry on party level to find out the truth."
However, he added that according to his party corporators, the incident at the meeting on Saturday was a deliberate plot by the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena to avoid debate over crucial issues related to the development of the city.
The two corporators have since been suspended by the mayor.