Minister Wants ‘Adhinayak’ Removed From National Anthem

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New Delhi: Haryana health and sports minister Anil Vij on Saturday demanded the removal of the word ‘Adhinayak’ from the Indian National Anthem.

This comes a day after Congress MP Ripun Bora moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha seeking amendments to the National Anthem to replace the word ‘Sindh’ with ‘North East’. Vij put forward his demand while supporting Bora’s resolution to remove ‘Sindh’ from ‘Jana Gana Mana’.

“Theek baat hai Sindh ko hataane ki baat hai. Adhinayak shabd ko bhi hatna chahiye. Adhinayak ka matlab hota hai taanaashah. Hindustan mein ab koi taanaashah nahi hai. Hindustan mein demoncracy hai. (It’s a correct argument to remove Siindh. Adhinayak word should also be removed (from National Anthem). ‘Adhinayak’ means dictator and in India, we don’t have dictatorship. India has democracy),” said the BJP leader.

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