The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President also said when the national anthem was adopted in 1950, the then President Rajendra Prasad had said if required the anthem can be subject to change if the government deem it to be fit.
The lawmaker said it was an unfortunate matter that the national anthem does not mention the North-east, although it is an important and sensitive part of India. The anthem includes Sindh, which is not only not a part of India anymore, but also a part of a "hostile nation", the lawmaker protested.
"There is no mention of the Northeast in the national anthem but has the mention of Sindh, which is now part of Pakistan. Why are we glorifying a place of a hostile nation. There is no point," he told PTI.
He also said it is a very emotional matter of demanded respect for the people of north-east. He emphasized on the fact that since Sindh is no longer a part of India and is now a part of Pakistan, it needs to be removed from our national anthem.
The Congress leader said he has moved the private member resolution in the Upper House on Friday and it is expected to be taken up next week.
A Minister of Parliament can move a private members' resolution on an allotted day.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
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