New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar seems to have rewritten history!
While addressing a gathering at Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara on Monday, Javadekar committed a blooper by calling former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and ex-home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as 'Shaheed'.
During his speech, he said that freedom fighters like Nehru and Patel were hanged while fighting for India's freedom.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader made the blunder while taking part in 'Tiranga Yatra'.
Besides naming Nehru and Patel, Javadekar further added that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was also hanged by the Britishers.
Javadekar, a Union HRD Minister, is factually wrong as Nehru died in 1964 due to natural ailments , while Sardar Patel died in 1950.
Moreover, Netaji's death still remains a mystery. While two commissions of inquiry had concluded that Bose had died in a plane crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945, a third probe panel, headed by Justice MK Mukherjee, had contested it and suggested that Bose was alive.