Did DMK Leader Stalin refer to Jana Gana Mana as a folk song?

DMK working President M K Stalin, son of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, was recently caught in an embarrassing moment while addressing a meeting in Nagapattianam district of Tamil Nadu. In what seems to be a faux pas, M K Stalin referred to “Jana Gana Mana”, the National Anthem of India, as a folk song.

He made this statement while commenting on the issue of how junior Sankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt, Vijayendra Saraswati, was seen sitting through Tamil Nadu’s state song Tamil Thai Vazhthu – the invocation of the Tamil mother.

This is not the first time where DMK Leader Stalin has come out with such bloopers, last year he had made two incorrect references to both the Republic Day and Independence Day. He was seen quoting 25th January as the Republic Day of India and on being corrected by his party-men, he went ahead to state that 15th January as the Independence Day of India.


DMK, on many occasions, has been seen inciting people against Hindi and its imposition as the National agenda of several National parties. But the Nation of India belongs to Tamil Nadu, as much as it belongs to every other state. Several brave Tamilians have given their lives to protect the country’s integrity and fought for the Nation during the Independence movement.

It definitely won’t hurt for the DMK Leader Stalin to learn some facts about the Nation, before making such a comedy of errors on a public forum.