JAIPUR: In an arguable pass, references to the United States of America’s first top Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and his contributions have been dropped within the new social technology textbook for class eight BJP-dominated Rajasthan.
Congress cried foul and accused the Vasundhara Raje government of touching a “new low” with the “shameless act” of omitting references to Nehru in the book while revising several textbooks.
Rajasthan p.c President Sachin Pilot stated the opposition party could launch an agitation towards Nehru’s name’s “planned” omission, pronouncing the RSS-BJP can tweak textbooks but can’t rewrite history.
The references to Nehru had been removed in chapters in the revised textbook. It will be introduced from this instructional consultation for class VIII in faculties affiliated with the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (or Ajmer Board).
Though the e-book isn’t available on the market yet, the facts have been uploaded to the Rajasthan State Textbook Board website, which publishes the e-book for the state board.
Freedom movement chief Hemu Kalani‘s name has been blanketed inside the textbook.
While the names of Mahatma Gandhi, Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Subhas Chandra Bose are among the ones figured within the textbook, there may be no point out of Nehru both in the chapter Freedom Movement or in India After Independence.
The revision of numerous textbooks has been finished below curriculum restructuring using the Udaipur-based state Institute of Education Studies and Education (SIERT).
The sooner edition of the e-book titled ‘Social, Technological Know-how for Sophistication VIII’ also had a table on ‘Primary Leaders of Countrywide Motion’ that featured the names and briefs on Dadabhai Naoroji, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, and Subhas Chandra Bose.
The connection with Nehru said in that precise field, “After becoming a barrister, he joined the national movement. He later became the president of Congress, leader of the meantime authorities, and the primary top Minister of impartial India.”
Besides different references to Nehru inside the e-book, that precise container is also no longer there inside the new edition of the e-book.
“The BJP government in Rajasthan is carrying out its schedule and touching a brand new low through omitting references to the freedom fighter and the first prime minister of India who had brilliant contribution inside the freedom struggle and in the foundation of unbiased India,” Rameshwar Dudi, leader of competition in Rajasthan assembly, said.
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“The RSS-BJP can tweak textual content books but can not rewrite records and sideline the contributions of stalwarts like Nehru,” Pilot informed PTI. He stated that eliminating any connection with the primary top Minister within the class VIII text e-book displays “the petty mindedness and slender attitude of the RSS-BJP.”
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, “That is a shameless act of the authorities of Rajasthan. The RSS couldn’t locate a place in the glorious records of India, but now the BJP authorities are putting off the contribution of Nehru from records, and people will teach them a lesson.”