West Bengal Congress has slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for excluding Jawaharlal Nehru on her Twitter show image, which options distinguished freedom fighters excluding India’s first Prime Minister.
Bengal Congress retweeted a tweet of a person whose daughter sketched ‘Tryst with Future’ the speech given by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
“My daughter chose to remind some basic history lesson by drawing the moment of first independence day!”, the Twitter consumer Abhisek Banerjee wrote.
Retweeting the above tweet, the Congress on August 14 tagged the Twitter handles of Mamata Banerjee and the All India Trinamool Congress and wrote: “History lesson for @MamataOfficial @AITCofficial from a kid. Because they purposefully omitted the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru from their independence day DP to please their political masters.”
Historical past lesson for @MamataOfficial@AITCofficial from a child ! As a result of they purposefully ommitted the primary prime minister #JawaharlalNehru from their independence day DP to please their political masters ! https://t.co/SjLQzMj7Al
— West Bengal Congress (@INCWestBengal) August 14, 2022
“@AITCofficial & @MamataOfficial u can purposefully omit #JawaharlalNehru from ur #IndpendenceDay 2 please ur master @narendramodi but u cant omit him from the history; so my daughter chose to remind some basic history lesson by drawing the moment of first independence day,” tweeted a consumer and thus adopted a path of questions over the West Bengal Chief Minister’s selection of show image.
In the meantime, the omission of the title of Jawaharlal Nehru from the checklist of freedom fighters printed in a Karnataka state commercial on Independence Day highlighting the contributions of varied freedom fighters within the Indian Independence motion created a stir within the southern state.
Congress chief Siddaramaiah questioned Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for the exclusion.
Siddaramaiah in a sequence of tweets expressed robust objection to the omission of Jawaharlal Nehru’s picture within the commercial. He additionally demanded an apology from the Karnataka Chief Minister.
“Insulting freedom fighter Jawaharlal Nehru in an advertisement made from common people’s taxes is intolerable. The Chief Minister should apologize to the people of the state for insulting Nehru,” stated Siddaramaiah.
The commercial with portraits of distinguished freedom fighters was given to the media by the state authorities as a part of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ marketing campaign.
“Not including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the list of freedom fighters in govt ad shows how low a CM can go to save his chair,” stated the Congress chief.
Siddaramaiah in a sequence of tweets expressed robust objection to the omission of Jawaharlal Nehru’s picture within the commercial.
“Remember that Nehru participated in the freedom struggle and spent nine years of his life in jail. Like your Savarkar, he was not a coward who pleaded (with) British officers to get himself released from jail. RSS is allergic to Nehru who opposed RSS communal politics and banned it after Gandhi’s assassination and dedicated his life to maintaining secularism. But, what is wrong with you Mr. Bommai?” Siddaramaiah requested.
“The truth of your family’s freedom struggle is that the only person you got to mention in the state government advertisement was Savarkar who begged the British for his release from jail. Why did you drop the picture of RSS founder Hedgewar who was jailed twice (1921 and 1931) for participating in the freedom struggle, Bommai, are they afraid that their true face will be exposed for rejecting the tricolour flag?,” the Congress chief requested.
“VD Savarkar was released from jail after pleading forgiveness from the British. But, Baba Saheb, who fought for freedom by being the voice of marginalized sections, gets placed in the last row,” he additional stated talking in regards to the authorities commercial.
The Karnataka authorities commercial options Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and Veer Savarkar amongst a listing of 10 nationwide freedom fighters and 10 freedom fighters from Karnataka.
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