BJP MLA wants Vande Mataram in all schools of Maharashtra

Vande Mataram

The decision was taken after BMC's general body meeting on Thursday. The proposal states that singing of Vande Mataram in the BMC-run schools at least twice in a week is compulsory.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday passed a notice of motion to make Vande Matram compulsory in BMC run schools.

Patel said that the move will help instil a sense of patriotism in every citizen of the city.

Previously in July, a huge controversy was erupted after over Vande Mataram, when a BJP Maharashtra lawmaker Raj Purohit announced that he would ask the state government to introduce a policy making the national song's singing compulsory. When asked her view, Ashwini Daniel Landge, Yerawada corporator from the Majlis-e-Ithehad-ul- Muslimeen (MIM), said, "We have to consult with our seniors". The Shiv Sena and BJP supported it, after which mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar passed it.

SP group leader Rais Shaikh said, "We had demanded voting on the proposal before clearing it. That is why I opposed the proposal", Shaikh was quoted saying.

Composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1870s, Vande Mataram is a poem which he included in his 1881 novel Anandamath. He also said that he would write to Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, requesting him to make singing the national song compulsory in all central schools.

According to the Newspaper, Despite repeated attempts, Tawde remained unavailable for comment.The oppositionMuslim corporators and leaders have said the word "Vandan" refers to worship and a Muslim worships no other God but Allah.

In case of Maharashtra, it was first proposed by Bharatiya Janata Party (MLA) Raj Purohit in the state assembly.

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