Deletion of Sikh History from Punjab books a conspiracy: BJP
INVC NEWS Chandigarh, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed Congress party and its government led by Capt Amarinder Singh for deletion of chapters pertaining to Sikh History from School History Books in the state. The BJP asked Capt Amarinder and Education Minister to revert the decision of deletion of chapters and tender an unqualified apology to assuage the feelings of people of Punjab. Tarun Chugh, the national secretary of the BJP said the Congress was continuing with its agenda of imposing and patronising British slavery and left ideology even after 70 years of independence. "The Congress government is playing with the sentiments of the people as it is hell bent on hitting the original culture and pride of Indian history by ignoring/deleting chapters related to Sikh Gurus from the history books meant for school students," he said. Terming it as a deep-rooted conspiracy to deprive students of Punjab from learning the history and teachings of the great Gurus, Chugh said the Congress government was proving it to be the 'rightful' heir of Macaulay. Chugh said the Congress government was trying to divert the attention from the infighting within the Congress and has in the process exposed itself to be a government of atheists. He said that people belonging to different religions, castes and creeds hold the Sikh Gurus in high esteem and derive spiritual inspiration from them but Amarinder government's rigid attitude to go ahead with the deletion of chapters indicates some 'hidden agenda' which needs to be questioned and exposed.