Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make some changes in the National Anthem.
Swamy who is fighting a legal battle against Gandhis in the National Herald case
said that he has written a letter to PM last month, urging him to propose to Parliament that as committed we retain the Jana Gan Mana tune, but replace the wording of the anthem with what Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had incorporated in the Indian National Army (INA) anthem/song.
The Netaji’s proposed wording is substantially the same except that explicit and implicit references to the British King was replaced by patriotic Sanskrit words.
Swami states in the letter that consensus had to be brought because a large number of members had expressed in the debate that the fact that the song was originally worded, sung in the Kolkata session of the Congress in 1912 to welcome the British King
According to the letter, Dr Rajendra Prasad recognizing the sentiments therefore put off for another day the replacement of the world to a future Parliament.
His letter further states that Netaji’s proposed wording is therefore 95 percent the same wording and said that remaining five percent replaces the above said references. Therefore, it will be a befitting reply to all our nationalists freedom fighters and the great patriot Subhas Chandra Bose, by accepting in Parliament his version of Jana Gana Mana wording.