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Government “has fun” selling national assets built by Nehru: Shiv Sena

Bombay, September 5 (IANS): In a scathing attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Center, the Shiv Sena said on Sunday that the “long-term vision” of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has saved the country from the current economic disaster he is in. plagued by the current crisis. government now enjoys selling the national assets it created.

“The BJP government may have differences with Sonia Gandhi, Rahul or Priyanka, but why this hatred for Nehru? The institutions created by Nehru are sold by the current government to boost the economy,” he said. Sena MP and chief spokesperson Sanjay said. Raut.

His comments came as a result of the dropping of photos of India’s first Prime Minister Nehru and the country’s Prime Minister of Education Maulana Abul Kalam Azad from a promotion released by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) of the Union Ministry of Education on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Anniversary celebrations, sparking a row recently.

Focusing on the nation-building legacy of Nehru, Raut asserted that “the government is now having fun selling the national assets created by it, otherwise the country will starve, people will be unemployed and there will be no jobs. would have anarchy “.

“You should be indebted to Nehru forever, but instead you have erased his very role in the Freedom Movement. Why so much animosity towards Nehru. You have to answer the country,” Raut said.

Criticizing the central government for this act in his weekly column “Rokthok” of the party newspaper “Saamna”, Raut said that without the contributions of Nehru and Azad, the history of the Indian Freedom Movement “would never be complete. “.

“Only those who cannot make history consider it bravado to erase the history of others. Those who have stood away from the struggle for freedom and never participated in it are now trying to hold on to it. one of the heroes of the independence movement aside. This is not appropriate, “he said.

“You may have political differences with Nehru’s party (Congress), or its politics or its domestic and foreign policy. But to suppress its contributions to the country’s freedom struggle in this way is an insult to every fighter in the country. freedom, “added Raut without chewing. words.

He said that in the same vindictive vein, the government renamed the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, but that Nehru and Indira Gandhi’s contributions to Indian independence are “immortal”, and asked what the country hope to win.

In this context, he hailed the political magnanimity recently displayed by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Deputy Stalin, as an “exemplary act of love, sympathy and respect for political opponents”.

Raut said that when he took office as CM, Stalin was faced with the issue of 6.5 million school bags to be distributed free of charge to students, but had the photos of former CMs, the late J. Jayalalitha and E. Palaniswamy. which was rejected in May. 2021.

“When his officials asked him what to do with the bags, CM Stalin categorically stated that the program should not stop because of the photos (Jayalalitha and Palaniswamy) and should be given to the children immediately. He said the state would save Rs. 15 crore which can be used in the war against the coronavirus, ”Raut pointed out.

This is the same CM whose father (the late CM M. Karuranidhi) was dragged out of his home by the Jalalalitha policemen in the middle of the night and arrested, but Stalin displayed cultured and mature behavior to forget the old hatred in the interest of the state. , and Raut urged “all political parties to learn a lesson.”