New Delhi, June 17: Politics of West Bengal resonated on the first day of 17th Lok Sabha. 'Jai Sri Ram' slogans echoed in the House of the People when West Bengal lawmakers and Union Ministers Babul Supriyo and Debasree Chaudhuri took oath on the first day of the Parliament session on Monday.
In fiercely contested polls, BJP snatched a major win picking up as many as 18 seats in the state putting Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on backfoot.As names of Asansol MP and Union Minister of State for Environment Supriyo and Raiganj member and MoS Women and Child Development Chaudhuri were called for oath taking, BJP members led by party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the two members with thumping of desks.
Treasury bench MPs also raised 'Jai Sri Ram' slogans repeatedly. In the new Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress strength is reduced to 22 seats -- a sharp decline from its earlier tally of 34.Both the Bengal MPs took oath in Bangla. It is worth mentioning that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has showed her displeasure when a few BJP activists raised 'Jai Sri Ram' slogans when her vehicle was passing by.
She had got down from her vehicle and apparently got angry and threatened them of police action. (UNI)