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Goa school textbooks carry incomplete national anthem, BJP nationalism exposed: Congress

The Marathi textbooks of Class II published by Goa’s Education Department carry incomplete national anthem, Congress party alleged

india Updated: Jun 09, 2017 00:13 IST
Supporters of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stand beneath a party flag as they listen to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election rally at Srirampur, outskirts of Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 27, 2014. With 814 million eligible voters, India is voting in phases over six weeks. Results are expected May 16.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Supporters of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stand beneath a party flag as they listen to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during an election rally at Srirampur, outskirts of Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 27, 2014. With 814 million eligible voters, India is voting in phases over six weeks. Results are expected May 16.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)

The Marathi textbooks of Class II published by Goa’s Education Department carry incomplete national anthem, Congress party alleged on Thursday.

According to the opposition party, the Class II Marathi books titled ‘Gomant Bharati’ carry incomplete national anthem.

However, the education department authorities denied knowlege about the alleged printing error.

“The Class II Marathi books, published by the state education department, carry incomplete national anthem. The state government should fix the responsibility over the error,” Goa Congress spokesman Sunil Kawathankar told PTI.

“The ruling BJP, which calls itself a patriotic party stands exposed. They have ignored such a grave error in the text-books,” he said.

He demanded that the state government should initiate an inquiry to find out who was responsible for it.

“Such an error is an insult to the country. We condemn such lethargic attitude,” Kawthankar said.

He demanded that these books should be immediately withdrawn and replaced with the ones that carry complete version of the national anthem.

When contacted, state Education Director Gajanan Bhat said that the department had no knowledge of the alleged printing error. He, however, said that they would inquire into it.