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Frustrated BJP distorting history to hide black past: Chavan

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Pradesh Congress Committee today accused the BJP of attempting to wipe out the country's tallest leaders from history to hide its own "black past", adding that BJP leaders needed "psychiatric treatment".

He was reacting to a decision by the state Education department to buy over a lakh books on Narendra Modi which are expected to be handed out to students, for extra reading, by the end of the month.

"The BJP is indulging in such acts out of sheer intellectual frustration and hatred. Their own organisation has a black history. BJP leaders need physiatric treatment," Chavan said.

In a jibe at Vinod Tawde, Chavan said the decision to purchase books on in higher numbers than those on leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Phule and Dr B R Ambedkar was a "vinod" (Marathi for joke)

Chavan charged BJP leaders with indulging in self-praise, stating that the party had earlier removed the picture of Mahatma Gandi from the Khadi and Gram Udyog calender and replaced it with that of Modi.

"The government has tried to remove names of leaders who sacrificed for the country, and is spending money on the books of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, who made no contribution to the country," Chavan alleged.

He accused the BJP of distorting history by maligning tall figures, interfering in the education sector to propogate its own version, including a deliberate attempt to suggest that there was a rift between and Sardar Patel.

He taunted the BJP asking how the party planned to remove the names of these leaders from the hearts of the people.

On the book purchase issue, a senior education official said, "The order also includes books on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr B R Ambedkar but their number is lesser than that of the Modi books.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:15 IST