Chandigarh, May 17
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab strongly criticized Karnataka government’s decision to replace chapter on Bhagat Singh in the class X syllabus with the speech of BJP founder K.S. Hedgewar. AAP Punjab chief spokesperson Malwinder Singh accused the BJP of demeaning the martyrs, claiming that the BJP’s Karnataka government purposefully inserted Hedgewar in the class X syllabus in place of a chapter on Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
Addressing the reporters at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday Kang said that the people have seen the truth of the BJP’s duplicitous politics: on the one hand they do drama of patriotism and on the other hand they are insulting our martyrs and freedom fighters. He said that even BJP’s forefathers backed the British before independence. The face and look of the BJP have changed over time, but the tradition has not.
Kang said the BJP government is deliberately trying to impose the agenda of the RSS on the people of our country. BJP is messing with the image of martyrs and independence warriors, sometimes through books and other times by controversial words made by its leaders. They are continually trying to belittle the contributions of the heroes and martyrs who fought for our country’s independence. The latest syllabus change in Karnataka is part of the BJP government’s nationwide attempt to further the RSS agenda. However, the people of the country are well aware of it all so, BJP and RSS can’t escape their dark past.