Indian National Anthem Questioned
Questions On Word in National Anthem
CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s health minister Anil Vij on Monday questioned a word in the national anthem “Jana Gana Mana”.
“Rashtriya gaan ‘Jana Gana Mana’ ka hum poora samman karte hain, parantu isme kis adhinayak ki aradhana ki jaati hai veh mujhe aajtak samajh nahin aaya (We fully respect the national anthem but in this which ruler (adhinayak) is worshipped, I have not been able to understand till today),” Vij tweeted on Monday.
The outspoken minister in the Khattar government, Vij has been tweeting to raise his voice on different issues, including to comment on the functioning of his own government.
The latest tweet from Vij has come just two days after he unfurled the national flag as a minister for the 69th Independence Day celebrations in Yamunanagar.
Vij is a senior minister in the first BJP government in Haryana. Last month, he had expressed his displeasure over the Khattar government bypassing him in appointment of actor Parineeti Chopra as brand ambassador of “beti bachao-beti padao” campaign.
A five-time MLA from Ambala Cantt, Vij is holding five portfolios including health and sports in the first BJP government of Haryana.