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LS Speaker amends oath taking rules, after many members raised slogans

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has amended the rules relat

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has amended the rules related to the oath-taking of newly-elected members in the Lower House, barring elected members from adding any remark to the oath, including sloganeering. The amendment ensures adherence to the Third Schedule of the Constitution. This change comes in response to many members resorting to slogans during their oaths for the 18th Lok Sabha on June 24 and 25.

This comes after several members raised slogans such as “Jai Samvidhan” and “Jai Hindu Rashtra” during their oaths last week. One member also raised the slogan "Jai Palestine", which was met with objections from several members.

This despite the fact that the then protem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab urged members to adhere to the prescribed format, these instructions were ignored.