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Oppn demands withdrawal of book for 'objectionable' reference

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Opposition parties in on Thursday demanded that a Marathi book, recommended to school students for extra-curricular reading, should be withdrawn as it contains a derogatory reference to Sambhaji, the eldest son of

The book is about the life of 17th Ramdas, and it refers to the advice Ramdas is believed to have proffered to who became after Shivaji's death.

The book has been recommended to students under the Union government's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan scheme.

Brigade, a organisation, submitted a written complaint to the commissioner Thursday, claiming that the book makes unsubstantiated and derogatory claims about

Congress said the reference to Sambhaji in the book was objectionable, and the book should be withdrawn.

The government should "apologise to the people of Maharashtra" for recommending such a book, Chavan said.

of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde also demanded withdrawal of the book and apology from minister

department officials could not be reached for comments on the issue.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 22:05 IST