Agartala: The opposition Congress on Monday criticised the Left Front government in Tripura for replacing
the name of Mahatma Gandhi with that of Lenin in a school
textbook and threatened to launch a movement unless Gandhi`s
name was restored.
Leader of opossion Rantan Lal Nath alleged that the names
of Socrates, Abraham lincoln and Karl Marx were kept and
Lenin`s name inserted in place of Mahatma Gandhi in the class
five textbook published and prepared by State Council of
Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
"I also respect Lenin and Karl Marx and am not against
deletion of their biographies from the text book, but what
angered me is the deletion of Mahatma Gandhi`s name from the
text book. I think it is tantamount to insult the Mahatma and
a well moved plan to brainwash the students` in Marxist line",
he told reporters.
The leader of the oppostion apprised the chief minister of
the matter seeking appropriate penal measures against the
erring SCERT officials.