MP govt to remove chapter on Nehru
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (Jabalpur):
The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to remove chapters on Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister, from Class I textbooks.
A move, which is apparently driven by the fact that Nehru was a Congress leader.
A chapter on Nehru's wife Kamla will also be removed from the Class VII textbooks.
The decision comes days after the state government decided to do away with traditional English nursery rhymes on grounds that they were too west-oriented.
The move has evoked sharp protests from all quarters.