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Probe demanded into textbook depicting Mahatma in poor light

A probe should be launched into a textbook in Madhya Pradesh depicting Mahatma Gandhi in poor light, an Aam Aadmi Party MP demanded in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Sanjay Singh of the AAP said depicting Gandhi as a drunkard and wicked man was shameful and action should be immediately taken on it. He said the module book for school students was widely circulated in the state where Gandhi was compared to a Kubuddhi (malevolent). At a time when the nation is celebrating Father of the Nation s 150th birth anniversary, there are instances of misleading propaganda being done against him, he said, citing his picture appearing on a liquor bottle in Israel and his killers being glorified. There should an investigation into the text book issue and immediate action be taken, he demanded. In his Zero Hour mention, BJD s Sasmit Patra said India suffered an economic loss of USD 79.5 billion in climate related disasters in 20 years. Four .

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