Three AIMIM corporators, who refused to stand up during recitation of 'Vande Mataram' in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, were suspended on Saturday.
Shiv Sena-Bhartiya Janata Party corporators protested against the act of AIMIM corporators by creating ruckus in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation.
The Shiv Sena-BJP corporators approached well of the house and raised slogans against AIMIM corporators for refusing to stand up.
Both ruling and Opposition corporators indulged in verbal duel and broke furniture and fans present in the assembly hall.
The Shiv Sena-BJP corporators said that if they want to live in this country, they will have to sing 'Vande Mataram.'
Amid the ruckus in the assembly, AMC Mayor Bhagwandas Ghadamode (BJP) adjourned the proceedings twice and announced the suspension of the three AIMIM corporators for a day. Finally, he adjourned the proceedings for the day.
AIMIM MLA Imtiaz Jaleel said that there is no law which says that people must stand up during the singing of 'Vande Mataram', though it is a tradition that is respected.