A lot has been spoken about patriotism in India recently, a lot of debates whether to stand for the national anthem in the cinema halls or not.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has imposed this rule of National anthem being played in the cinema halls. But how many BJP leaders are patriotic enough ?
After BJP started ruling India from 2014 there have been many talks about growing intolerance in the country either fuelled by opposition parties or instilled by the increase in attack on minority communities and state crushing dissent.
Indian’s National Anthem Jana Gana Mana, India’s national song Vande Mataram and Indian army have been the touchy topics since 2014. These politicians, with the help of some senior journalists, even popularized the term “anti-national” and used their social media army to tag people who stand against them as anti-nationals.
In a recent TV Interview in Zee Salaam BJP spokesperson Navin Singh was asked to sing the National Song Vande Mataram and he failed terribly at it.
He was challenged by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi to prove his patriotism by singing Vande Mataram. Singh first tried to look into his phone for the lyrics but Qasmi noticed Singh and called him out on camera.
Watch the Video Here and Go ROFL.
Navin Singh tried to deflect the challenge by asking Qasmi to sing along with him and finally managed to sign Vande Mataram and this is what he delivered.
“Vande mataram, Sujalam suphalam, Vande mataram…”
“Sansayam, malyaam, subhrathajyothisham,Pulkisham”
“Sumita, dumallu, tsunami…Suhasin, sumandra bulshumaniVande mataram”
We have no idea Vande Mataram could be sung this way and with these lines. Tsunami in Vande Mataram why? How?
Yogi Adityanath has called opposition to “Vande Mataram” an example of “narrow-mindedness”. But what the BJP leaders like Navin Singh display when it comes to the song is something far more reprehensible – rank hypocrisy.