Amid the ongoing debate over the singing of the national anthem, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today lamented that some people are “ridiculing” nationalism and said upholding national interest was the biggest symbol of patriotism. Speaking at a tribute for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the vice president also took the opportunity to speak out against dynastic politics, calling it “nasty for democracy”.
Mr Naidu also warned against forces attempting to threaten the unity and integrity of the country.
Delivering the first Sardar Patel memorial lecture in Delhi, Mr Naidu said some people were “ridiculing” nationalism.
“What is nationalism? Should we wear the badge of nationalism on our sleeves? There is no need to wear any badge,” he said.
He said people should do things which are good for the country.