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telegraphindia.com 06 Sep, 2021 06:15 am

Jharkhand Speaker defends decision to offer namaz room in Assembly

Jharkhand Speaker defends decision to offer namaz room in Assembly
We offered similar facilities in the old building too. So, why so much fuss, asks Mahto

Jharkhand Speaker defends decision to offer namaz room in Assembly We offered similar facilities in the old building too.This trend of a earmarking a separate room for those who want to offer namaz, mainly on Fridays, was there even in the old Assembly building which was used over a decade ever since creation of Jharkhand in 2000.BJP rally against namaz room21, 09:46 AM Jharkhand Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto defended his move to provide space for namaz within the Assembly precincts,  accusing the BJP of raking up a "non-issue" even as the Opposition party held protests and burnt effigies of the chief minister and Speaker in some districts, including Ranchi.

Advertisement BJP has accused the Speaker and state government of "appeasement politics" and demanded space for construction of a lavish Hanuman temple with similar arrangements for people of different faiths within the Assembly building.Speaker Mahto, however, maintained that there was nothing "unconstitutional" about the move to offer space for namaz in the Asembly premises.

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