Mumbai: Bahujan Democratic Party (BDP) Founder and its National Chairman of Bahujan Working Committee, MA Mujeeb on Sunday attacked the Centre for allegedly removing former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s picture from a poster released by a body affiliated to the Union Education Ministry to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.
The Bahujan Democratic Party leader said that it showed the Centre’s “narrow mindset”, and asked the Union government why it “hates” Nehru so much, while has given his best and whatever India today was inherited from him.
Mujeeb said the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, has excluded the pictures of Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad from its poster and alleged that it was an act of “political vindictiveness”.
“Those who had no participation in the freedom struggle and creating history are keeping out one of the heroes of the independence struggle. This act, done out of political vindictiveness, is not good and shows their narrow mindset. It is an insult of each and every freedom fighter,” said Mujeeb.
“One can have differences over Nehru’s policies after independence, but no one can deny his contribution to the freedom struggle,” said the Chairman of BDP national working committee, who is a practicing lawyer at High Court of Hyderabad.
“What has Nehru done to hate him so much? In fact, the institutions he built are now being sold to keep the Indian economy moving,” Mujeeb said, while referring to the National Monetization Pipeline (announced recently by the Centre), and claimed it was due to Nehru’s “long-term vision” that the country was saved from economic devastation.
Mujeeb, whose party assured working democracy among Bahujan, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin recently took a decision not to remove pictures of former state CMs Jayalalitha and EK Palaniswami from school bags which were being distributed free to children in the southern state and I do not think Narendra Modi Government can set such a pluralisic political maturiy.
“If he (Stalin) can show political maturity, why do you hate Nehru so much? You owe an answer to the nation,” the BDP founder and party idologist president said.
The Modi government’s criticism of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was understandable, he said, claiming that the Centre made its hatred public by changing the name of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, it is not fair Mujeeb reviewed.
“You cannot destroy the immortal contribution of Nehru in pre independence and as former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi in nation-building. Those who deny Nehru’s contributions will be called villains of history,” Mujeeb further claimed”.
Mujeeb lambasted the BJP and its behind the curtain remote control RSS power to claim its worth reference achievement if any in its hate nation rule of 7 years.