Cong to protest omission of references to Nehru from textbook

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Jaipur, May 9: Congress will hold a demonstration tomorrow against the move to omit details of the contribution of first prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru from two chapters of a new Social Science textbook for Class VIII in Rajasthan.

"The contribution of Nehru in making modern India has been removed from the text book which was done with malintention by the BJP government in the state. To oppose this move, a demonstration will be held tomorrow," PCC Vice President Archana Sharma said.

Nehru's name ommission: Cong to protest

"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.

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

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.

PTI 

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