Now SP MLA seeks room for ‘namaz’ in UP Vidhan Bhawan

Lucknow: After the Jharkhand government allocated a room for offering Namaz the Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki has now demanded a ‘namaz’ room in the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Bhawan. Irfan Solanki wrote a letter on Monday in this regard to Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit to allot a room for Namaz.

He said that during the Assembly sessions, Muslim legislators have to leave the Vidhan Bhawan to offer prayers. He said that if a room is allotted for prayers, Muslim legislators can attend the session and offer prayers too. Interestingly, the election of the UP assembly is going to be held in March 2022.

Earlier, Speaker of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly had issued an order for allotment of a separate room where Namaz can be offered assembly. Following this, BJP MLA Viranchi then demanded a room for reciting Hanuman Chalisa. Another BJP leader CP Singh, the former speaker of the assembly had demanded the construction of a grand temple of Lord Hanuman in the Vidhan Bhawan complex.