Congress Government in Rajasthan changes the chapter about Veer Savarkar in textbooks, says he was not a freedom fighter

The education department of the Rajasthan government announced that changes will be made to the biography of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar in order to teach students history in an ‘honest and right way’.

Speaking to ANI, Education Minister Govind Dotasara said the changes to be made were proposed to the education department on behalf of the committee constituted for the subject.

“The then BJP government made the education department a laboratory and it had made changes in the curriculum for the political interests of the RSS,” Dotasara said.

“The then government had developed a biography of Veer Savarkar. The facts of this topic were subjected to revision by a review committee by our government. The report elucidated that Savarkar had been presented in greater light for political interests,” he added.

Dotasara went on to say that due to the biography drafted by the previous government, contributions of other freedom fighters were not given due weightage.

“Congress believes that children should be taught history in an honest and right way. This is the reason why the education department is taking up the matter seriously and is firm on changing the syllabus in the right way,” added Dotasara.