BJP distorting history, portraying Founding Fathers in poor light: Congress

BJP distorting history, portraying Founding Fathers in poor light: Congress


BJP distorting history,  portraying Founding Fathers in poor light: Congress


New Delhi: The Congress today lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA Government for alleged attempts of 'distorting' history and launching 'disinformation campaign' especially through social media and portray the Founding Fathers of Independent India, including Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in poor light.
'They are making use of electronic media, social media and pursuing a sustained disinformation campaign against the Congress leaders and Freedom Fighters and trying to highlight those who were in support of the British as Freedom Fighters,' said senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during his address to an NSUI gathering here.
Mr Azad appealed to the students and the NSUI leaders to hold seminars, symposia and run social media campaigns to set distorted history right, prevent the power of youth from being misled and expose the reality of those who were portrayed as freedom fighters.
The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said that in several BJP-led states, the textbooks of schools and colleges have been re-framed with introduction of those as Freedom Fighters who actually were in support of the Britishers and were against Independence.
Senior Congress leader AK Antony, who was also present on the occasion, said, 'The first priority of the youth should be to support the students in schools and colleges and safeguard their interests and also fight against the threat of spreading feeling of Communalism.

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