Breaking a 15 years old tradition, Vande Mataram was not sung at MP Secretariate today

Ever since snatching away the power from BJP in Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Congress governments of these states have been overturning a lot of decisions taken by the previous regime. And now in a latest, Kamal Nath led Congress government of Madhya Pradesh has apperantly abolished the custom of singing Vande Mataram at state secretariate on the first day of every month.

The previous Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan had introduced a tradition in which the employees working in various ministries used to assemble on the first day of every month to sing the national song. The tradition was introduced in 2005, and had been followed for well over 14 years.

However refuting the reports about abolishment of the tradition, Law Minister PC Sharma has said that no such orders have been issued and that he will look into why Vande Mataram was not sung at the secretariate today.

“Vande Matram was not sung at Secretariat today as per the tradition of singing it on first day of every month.Vande Matram belongs to both Congress & country. There’s no question of not singing it, we’ll find the reason & correct it,” PC Sharma said.

Meanwhile, the BJP has hit out at Congress government of Madhya Pradesh for having negative mentality. BJP alleged that Congress is working with a negative mindset and increasing political animosity.