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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for distorting history

india Updated: Oct 31, 2017 21:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh (L) and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi (Centre) with Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna who was honoured with the 30th Indira Gandhi award for National Integration during a function in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Attacking the ruling dispensation over “narrow nationalism”, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that India’s heritage is now in the hands of people who want to rewrite history and impose falsehood.

At a ceremony to confer the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, Rahul said the “idea of India that Indira Gandhi fought for has been thrown fundamentally into question by the rising intolerance that we are witnessing today.”

Gandhi’s latest assault has come weeks before the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls.

On Tuesday, he targeted the ruling dispensation, without mentioning any names, saying, “A view of Indianness that is one-sided, discriminatory, even warped, is being thrust upon us. The country’s heritage is now in the hands of those who are bent upon rewriting history, imposing falsehood and unscientific ideas on our people and stifling independent thinking.”

Rahul and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh handed over the award to Carnatic maestro TM Krishna.

“Krishna’s engagement with the artistic scene has converged with his parallel reflections on the state of our society,” Rahul said.

First Published: Oct 31, 2017 21:56 IST