On Twitter, the AAP national convener said the country would not tolerate such insults to its martyrs, and asked the BJP why “its people” hated Bhagat Singh so much.
Kejriwal’s response came a day after some organizations, including the All India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO) and the All India Save Education Committee (AISEC), claimed that the Karnataka government had omitted a text from freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and included an RSS speech. Founder Keshab Baliram Hedgewar in a revised Kannada textbook for 10th class students.
Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi, “Why do BJP people hate Amar Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh Ji so much? Removing Sardar Bhagat Singh Ji’s name from school textbooks is an insult to Amar Shahid’s self-sacrifice,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
“The country will not tolerate such humiliation of its martyrs at all. The BJP government will have to reverse this decision,” he added.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has termed the removal of Bhagat Singh’s chapter from Kannada textbooks as “shameful” and demanded that the Karnataka government restore school textbooks.
“Shameful. The BJP government in Karnataka has removed the Bhagat Singh Ji chapter from school textbooks. Why does the BJP hate Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Ji so much? The BJP has to reverse this decision. India will not tolerate such humiliation of our freedom fighters,” the party said. Tweeted from his official Twitter handle.
Karnataka’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh has defended the inclusion of a headgear lecture in a revised Kannada textbook for Class X students.
Nagesh says the textbook has nothing to do with headgear or RSS, but only his speech is what should inspire people, especially for young people and those who have objected did not go through the textbook.