Subramanian Swamy wants National Anthem to be altered; writes to PM Modi

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New Delhi, Dec 22: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make some changes in the National Anthem.

Swamy wrote a letter to PM Modi in November 2015 and urged him to replace the wording of the National Anthem with what Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had incorporated in the Indian National Army (INA) anthem/song.

Alter National Anthem: Subramanian Swamy.
The anthem proposed by Netaji was more or less same with few changes where references to the British King was replaced by patriotic Sanskrit words.

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According to a ZeeNews report Swamy in his letter to PM Modi said , "As you may know, which should be our national anthem, Jana Gana Mana or Vande Mataram, was debated thoroughly in the Constituent Assembly and the opinion had become quite polarised.

Therefore in the last day on the 26th November 1949, the President of the constituent Assembly, DR Rajendra Prasad took sense of the house instead of vote, that Jana Gana tune may be accepted that a future Parliament can change the wording of the anthem.

This consensus had to be brought because a large number of members had expressed in the debate that the fact that the song was as originally worded, sung in the Kolkata session of the Congress in 1912 to welcome the British King. Dr Prasad recognising the sentiments therefore put off for another day the replacement of the world to a future Parliament."

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