Lok Sabha Speaker bars members from raising slogans during oath

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju alleged several members used the solemn occasion of taking oath or making affirmation to send a political message.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 04, 2024 | 7:30 PMUpdatedJul 04, 2024 | 7:30 PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

With some Lok Sabha members resorting to sloganeering during oath-taking, Speaker Om Birla amended the rule which now bars MPs-elect from adding any remark to the oath. Birla added a fresh clause to ‘Direction 1’ to the ‘Directions by the Speaker’ for regulating certain matters related to the functioning of the House that are not specifically provided in the rules.

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