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Cong to protest against omission of Nehru from Rajasthan textbook

The references to Nehru have been removed from two chapters in the revised social science textbook for class 8, which will be introduced from this academic session in schools affiliated to Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education.

india Updated: May 09, 2016 15:47 IST
Jawahar Lal Nehru
The references to Nehru have been removed from two chapters in the revised social science textbook for class 8 in the BJP-led state(Getty images )

Congress will hold a demonstration on Tuesday to protest against the move to omit details of the contribution of first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru from two chapters of a new textbook.

The references to Nehru have been removed from two chapters in the revised social science textbook for class 8, which will be introduced from this academic session in schools affiliated to Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education.

“The contribution of Nehru in making modern India has been removed from the text book which was done with mal-intention by the BJP government in the state. To oppose this move, a demonstration will be held tomorrow,” PCC vice-president Archana Sharma said.

“The references which have been omitted should be included in the text book again,” she said.

The demonstration at the civil lines railway crossing will be led by the PCC Chief Sachin Pilot.

Though the book is not available in the market yet, the information has been uploaded on the website of the Rajasthan State Textbook Board, which publishes the book for the state education board.

Read: Textbook in BJP-led Rajasthan excludes Nehru, Congress cries foul