Delhi CM Kejriwal Hits Out At BJP’s Karnataka Govt For Allegedly Omitting The Chapter On Shaheed Bhagat Singh

As per the media reports, a lesson on Shaheed Bhagat Singh, has been removed from the school textbooks of class 10 in Karnataka. Lashing out at the BJP govt of Karnataka, Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said it’s an insult to the sacrifice made by the iconic freedom fighter, and demanded a roll back of the decision.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet, “Why do BJP people hate Amar Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh ji so much? Removal of Sardar Bhagat Singh ji’s name from school books is an insult to the sacrifice of the amar shaheed. The country will not tolerate such humiliation of its martyrs at all. The BJP government will have to take back this decision,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s reaction came a day after some organisations, including All-India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) and All-India Save Education Committee (AISEC), claimed that the Karnataka government has omitted a lesson on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and included a speech by RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar in a revised Kannada textbook for students of class X.

The Aam Aadmi Party called the removal of the chapter on Bhagat Singh from the Kannada textbook “shameful” and demanded that the Karnataka government restore the lesson in the school textbook.

“SHAMEFUL. BJP’s Karnataka govt REMOVES chapter on Bhagat Singh ji from School Books. Why does BJP hate Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh ji so much? BJP must take back this decision. India will not tolerate such humiliation of our freedom fighters,” the AAP tweeted from its official Twitter handle.

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh has defended the inclusion of a speech by Hedgewar in a revised Kannada textbook for students of class X. Nagesh has said the textbook does not contain anything about Hedgewar or RSS, but only his speech on what should be an inspiration to people, especially the youth, and that those who have raised objections have not gone through the textbook. 

Though this whole incident has once against started a war of words between the AAP and the BJP on several social media platforms.

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