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State to buy 1.5 lakh books on PM Modi for schools, Congress alleges ‘agenda’

Opposition leader Vikhe-Patil claims books worth Rs 20 were bought for Rs 50 from RSS-linked publishing house

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 14, 2018 6:03 am

THE CONGRESS alleged on Tuesday that the BJP-led state government’s decision of purchasing 1.5 lakh books about Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its schools was an “agenda to promote the BJP among schoolchildren”.

“The state government should clarify under which category — mythological, religious and historical — were the books on Prime Minister being purchased for the schools run by the state government. If they were being purchased under the mythological category, we have never read the name of a Prime Minister in mythological books; if bought under historical category, then the Prime Minister is not related to the freedom struggle. This means that the only purpose of purchasing the books on Prime Minister is to promote BJP among schoolchildren,” Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, leader of opposition in the state Legislative Assembly, said during a press conference on Tuesday.

He added that, as compared to the lakhs of books being purchased about the Prime Minister, the state government has significantly reduced the number of books it is going to buy on Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr B R Ambedkar The Opposition leader added that books worth Rs 20 were purchased for Rs 50, the total expenditure of which would be about Rs 8.17 crore, from Bhartiya Vichar Sadhane — RSS-linked publishing house.

“The BJP-led government has favoured the publishing house by paying more amount than required. The content of the books is beyond the understanding of schoolchildren,” he added.

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    Junejhi
    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:13 am
    Modi has allotted the money for the books. After all that is what he had been doing last twenty years to come to power. balloon will break when too much trumpeting happens by himself!
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    1. Albert Deva
      Feb 14, 2018 at 9:29 am
      False gods with clay feet will not stand long. Falsehood will soon come to an end.
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        SHIVRAJ SINGH KASANA
        Feb 14, 2018 at 9:23 am
        BOOKS ON MODI SIR IS A RIGHT STEP TOWARDS EDUCATION IN OUR COUNTRY.BUT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATION TO READ BOOKS ON MODI SIR AND AMIT SHAH SIR WHO ARE REAL LOH PURUSH AND YUG PURUSH OF MODERN INDIA
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          Vishwas
          Feb 14, 2018 at 7:51 am
          Anything to erase wrong history singing paeans of Nehru-Gandhis is welcome. The correction long overdue. No one is going to take Modi seriously in today's information world, children particularly.
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            G s Azad
            Feb 14, 2018 at 7:24 am
            Like Congress having done such publicity for Nehru dyansty,BJP in a similar mode is doing this for Modi .It should be noted tha we can apprecaiate books on Legendary Heros like Gopal Krishna Gokhlae or Bal Ganag Dahar Tilak or Madam Bhikaji Cama of Maharashrta origin assocaited with recent History of Indian Freedom Struggle alongside Gandhi and Ambedkar .A P J Kalam as a leading Scienctist of Vikram Sarabhai or Homi J Bhabah as scientist of Highest Level. Persons like Veer Savarkar who begs freedom from British by reconneding Gallows for three Freedom Martyrs ,Bhagat Singh,Raj Guru and Sukhdev cannot be accorded same status though RSS may force BJP to do this .Let cllective wisdom prevail.Jai Hind.
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