With the national anthem being made compulsory in all madrassas in neighboring Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Friday said similar measures could be considered in the state.
Speaking separately, Madhya Pradesh BJP chief Vishnu Dutta Sharma said ‘Jan Gana Man’ should be taught in all educational institutions across the country. The national anthem “Jana Gana Mann” has been made compulsory in all madrasas in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday. The Registrar of the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board has on May 9 issued an order to all District Minority Welfare Officers for this effect.
Speaking to reporters, Minister Mishra said the national anthem should be sung everywhere. “It’s a good thing. It’s a national anthem and it can be sung everywhere,” he said.
Asked if a similar decision could be made in the MP, Mishra said, “It is a matter of consideration … it can be considered.” Asked whether the national anthem should be sung in madrasas in Madhya Pradesh as well, state BJP president Sharma said, “We are not asking anyone to sing the national anthem in Pakistan. We are just asking educational institutions in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and all corners of the country to sing the national anthem and national anthem and the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Joy’. “If something like this happens and a decision is made, it is a welcome step,” he said.