hail bengal tiger
There was laughter during the swearing in of members of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature when Minority Front leader Amichand Rajbansi and his wife, Shamim Thakur Rajbansi, were the only two members of the Minority Front sworn in as MPLs.
The swearing in yesterdaywas conducted by KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president Phil Levingson in Pietermaritzburg.
When it was the Rajbansi's turn to be sworn in the whole legislature burst into laughter. Some MPLs clapped.
"They are marrying again. Hail the Bengal Tiger," shouted some MPLs. The whole legislature burst into hilarious laughter once more.
The MF performed dismally during last month's election and only managed to win two seats in the province.
The party has a single seat in the national Parliament.
Interestingly, before the election, Rajbansi was hailed for bringing Indian Premier League cricket to KwaZulu-Natal. At the time Rajbansi said it was long overdue that the best cricket be played on South African soil.
He said he believed this would afford the Indian community the chance to see the "best cricket" on their doorstep. After the elections, Rajbansi was the first to complain about the "humiliation his party had suffered in the election because of the IPL".
"You see, we lost because of the IPL. Most of the Indians were busy watching cricket and did not make time to go and vote," he said.