Poem Critical of Gandhi At School Event Sparks Row In Madhya Pradesh
A poem critical of Mahatma Gandhi recited by a student seems to have sparked a new political flashpoint in Madhya Pradesh. The poem, read at an event at Seoni’s CM Rise School, accuses Mahatma of being “silent” during a “violent period” — a clear reference to the Partition. The poem also questions who should go to the gallows for the country, if only the spinning wheel had won freedom for India “as we have been taught”.
In a video that is going viral, Seoni’s BJP MLA Dinesh Rai Munmun — who was on stage — clapped. MLA attended the event held on 5th Feb as part of Vikas Yatra by Madhya Pradesh government.
“It is unforgivable to mock Mahatma Gandhi. BJP and RSS (BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) have never had any respect for Gandhiji,” said district parliament leader Raj Kumar. Khurana said.
He said the fault was not with the students but “those who taught him to recite that poem”.
“The local BJP MLA and his party cannot shirk responsibility in this matter, as the video clearly shows the MLA is praising the boy and trying to reward him for the poem,” he added.
Dinesh Rai Munmun said the poem read by the boy “should not be taken seriously”.
He added: “Congress should not play politics over a poem recited by a boy.
The Department of Education has now issued a notice of cause to the teacher who directed the student, and a report has been sought from the principal.
“Teachers bringing students in have been clearly communicated and instructions have been issued to all school principals in the district to ensure that there is nothing offensive or disrespectful about mythical figures. phone,” said School District Education Officer KK Patel.
Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan raised the BJP’s statewide “Vikas Yatra” flag from Bhind district on Sunday. During the march until February 25, the party will disseminate information about government plans and benefits to the public.
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