The youth wing of Congress sent history textbooks from Class 5 to 9 while NCP has sent seven history books, including letters written by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to then Sarsanghchalak M.S. Golwalkar and Shyamapra-sad Mukherji, founder of Bhartiya Jan Sangh (BJS).
Mr Modi during his “Hunkar” rally at Gandhi Maidan in Bihar had made several blunders in his speech while giving historical references that were later highlighted by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
Ganesh Kumar Yadav, president, Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress said that in view of the blunders, it believed that Mr Modi’s knowledge of India’s history is very weak. “It is expected from a person in race for the prime ministerial post to have some basic knowledge of Indian history. Hence, we are sending books of history from Class 5 to 8 of SSC board and Class 9-10 of ICSE board as a Diwali gift to him to improve his general knowledge,” Mr Yadav said.
NCP state working president Jitendra Awhad said, “We don’t expect all knowledge of history from a political leader, but we certainly expect that while addressing thousands of people, historical facts presented are correct.”