• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Civic body starts National Anthem, switches midway


Indore, June 13: Confusion prevailed at the BJP- controlled Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) when the recital of the national anthem ''Jana gana mana'' was abruptly stopped by its members on Wednesday for singing of ''Vande Mataram''.

A video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media, in which Mayor Malini Gaud, who is also a local BJP MLA, is also visible.

Slip of tongue: Civic body starts National Anthem, switches midway

According to the eyewitnesses, the elected representatives and others present at the civic body's budget session the national anthem was being sung. However, after a few seconds some of the members abruptly stopped singing the national anthem and instead started singing ''Vande mataram'', which they sang it till the end.

Corporators belonging to the opposition parties sought action against members for "insulting" the national anthem. When contacted, IMC chairman Ajay Singh Naruka said.

Bengaluru: Man attacked for not standing up during National Anthem in INOX Garuda mall

"The mistake was possibly committed following a corporator's slip of the tongue. I don''t feel it was due to anybody's ill intention. So, the incident should not be blown up unnecessarily."

Seeking to downplay the incident, he said that according to the tradition, the IMC's budget session kicks off with the recital of national song and ends with the national anthem.

According to sources, deliberately disrupting the national anthem or stopping its recital midway invites three years of imprisonment.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more