BJP leaders sing Vande Mataram at Collectorate

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2019 11:22:10


Staff Reporter,

Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers led by senior party leaders, on Monday sung the National Song Vande Mataram in front of Collectorate. Speaking on the occasion, party leaders said, Vande Mataram is the song to worship our nation. Since years, the tradition of singing the National Song on the first working day of every month is in practice in Madhya Pradesh. But, after formation of Congress Government, Chief Minister, Kamal Nath discontinued it. But, when he had faced massive protest from all quarters, he, while defending himself, took the decision of continuing it.

BJP leaders said, by putting check over singing of Vande Mataram, the Congress has cleared its intentions that it has no concern and attachment with the nation and nationalism. BJP leaders said, if the Government wanted any change in the practice, it should have announced it earlier before stopping recitation of National Song.

They said, to protest against the Congress move, BJP had decided to recite Vande Mataram at all district headquarters in the State on Monday. Accordingly, a number of party workers and leaders gathered in front of Collectorate and recited the National Song.

Likewise, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with BJP MLAs also sung Vande Mataram in front of Mantralaya in Bhopal at 10 am, on Monday.Though the event was organised by the BJP across the State, but it remained special in Jabalpur as programme was conducted twice in the city. BJP MLA from Patan Assembly constituency, Ajay Vishnoi along with party leaders took out a march from Shahid Smarak to Town Hall and recited the National Song Vande Mataram, on Sunday.

The event was the hot talk in political camps. Amongst those present were City President, G S Thakur, Mayor, Dr Swati Godbole, former minister, Sharad Jain, Harendrajeet Singh, Prabhat Sahu, Suresh Deshpandey, Balchand Jain, S K Muddin, Sadanand Godbole, Sumitra Balmeek and others.