The chief minister was addressing the 36th State Day function here to commemorate the day when the erstwhile Himalayan kingdom merged with India.
Sikkim had merged with the Union of India on May 16, 1975 and became the 22nd state in the country.
So, this suggestion should be seen in that wide context by the parliamentarians and national leadership,” he added.
Bikash Bhattachary, a Calcutta High Court lawyer, said: In the Indian Constitution, there is provision for changing the national anthem of the country. But there is no provision to change any word in the anthem. To change such a word, a law should be enacted.”