Newly elected AIMIM MLA Akhtarul Iman refused to take the word "Hindustan" while on oath.
The proceedings of the assembly session started in a blistering manner and there was a ruckus in the assembly on the very first day. Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM MLA Akhtarul Iman objected to the word 'Hindustan' while taking oath. Also, instead of 'Hindustan', he used the word 'Bharat'.
Newly elected AIMIM MLA in Bihar, Akhtarul Iman on Monday objected to the word "Hindustan" while he was administered the oath of office by Protem Speaker Jitan Ram Manjhi.
"Oath is taken as per the Constitution which mentions 'Bharat' everywhere. I wanted to know whether it's okay to say 'Hindustan' or shall I say 'Bharat' during oath-taking today. We are lawmakers, we should place the Constitution above all," said Iman.
"I love my country," Iman added.
According to the reports, Iman took oath in Urdu. In his affidavit, there was a reference to the word 'Hindustan' to which he objected.
The inaugural session of the 17th Bihar Assembly commenced on Monday.
Meanwhile, BJP leader and minister Pramod Kumar blasted the AIMIM legislator, saying "those having problem with 'Hindustan' should go to Pakistan".
Hindustan is a name given by Persian when they invaded upper Sindh, in Persian, they pronounce H to S. The meaning of Hindustan is the people living near upper Sindh.
Reference: The Arab navigation written by historian Syed Sulieman Nadu.
This is how the names got created.
Hindustan for Hindus.
Pakistan for Muslims after partition.