Jaipur, Sep 29 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan today condemned the UPA Government for granting visas to a British team for celebrating the anniversary of ''shaurya diwas'' commemorating the British army's action against the revolutionary forces of 1857 uprising.
Talking to reporters here, Mr Chauhan said while the country was celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1857 uprising a team of British officials and delegates came to India recently to celebrate the British Army's action in Meerut and Delhi.
This team wanted to observe the day in Neemuch and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh also, but his government refused the Chief Minister said.
He said that such a celebration was an insult to the martyrs and revolutionaries of the country and the Centre should have not granted the team Visa for such purpose.
Mr Chauhan said he had sent a letter to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to protest the Centre's decision in this regard.