July 25, 2017
How can they remove Rabindranath Tagore from the books? He is India’s first Nobel laureate: Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today held a media interaction outside the Central Hall of Parliament, after attending the oath-taking ceremony of the new President of India.
She spoke on a variety of issues, including the issue of a recommendation given to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for the removal of works by Rabindranath Tagore from NCERT textbooks.
On the recommendation for removal of works by Tagore from NCERT textbooks
How can they remove Rabindranath Tagore from the books? He is India’s first Nobel laureate. He is not just the pride of Bengal, but a pride of the world too. Everybody respects him.
Everybody knows the lines from his poem, “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high”. Every Prime Minister and President has quoted it.
This is absolutely rubbish. I think nobody is supporting this.
Even Ghalib is very popular. So many songs have been made from his works. How can they do such things? This is absolutely wrong. We will fight the battle, and will do whatever we can to end this.
On six Congress MPs of Lok Sabha being suspended for five days yesterday
What happens inside the Parliament is not for me to comment on. But our party is with them.
On a channel’s expose about former SIMI chief Safdar Nagori confessing that the Samjhauta Express was planned by SIMI and Pakistan, and on UPA’s fake Hindu terror theory
I don’t know the full details, so I can’t comment on it.