It can be termed as a slap on the face of the main opposition party in the state - CPI(M) which follows the ideologies of Marxism established by the German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist - Karl Marx.
Avik Majumdar, the chairperson of the Committee, which has been built to restructure school education syllabus, said, "The committee has done away with excess stress on any particular topic including Karl Marx. With alterations, we have tried to present history of the world in a new thematic way."
Instead of Karl Marx, Higher secondary students in State-run schools in West Bengal may be asked to read about the historical background of Latin America, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and the Chinese revolution.
Earlier, Mamata Banerjee hurled an attack on many newspapers issuing a list of 9-10 different names of dailies which would be available in state-run libraries, while the state government would not provide money for other newspapers which have not been enlisted in Mamata Banerjee's list.