Bangalore, June 1 (SocialNews.XYZ) The ruling BJP in Karnataka has launched the “AcceptToolKitResignation” campaign to counter opposition attacks on the issue of textbook revision. The campaign was launched in support of the textbook review committee chair, Rohith Chakrathirtha.
The campaign is trending on social media and garnering support from some sections including BJP leaders and workers.
It was mainly launched to counter the congressional campaign and the numerous resignations of literati opposed to the revision of textbooks and asking them to act against Chakrathirtha.
The campaign is backed by the ruling BJP ministers. Revenue Minister R. Ashok, Labor Minister Shivaram Hebbar, Transport Minister Sriramulu, Agriculture Minister BC Patil, Social Affairs Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari and Livestock Minister Prabhu Chouhan supported the campaign and said the government should accept the resignations.
Ashok, lambasting Congress, said: “Since exhausting all tools to oppose textbook revision, as a last desperate measure, the party has pushed writers forward. One after another , litterateurs are resigning from their positions which have been supporting their program.The government should accept it.
Minister Halappa Achar said the review committee had asked for a debate on the issue. “…with the sole intention of creating controversy, Congress has incited writers to submit resignations. The government will not bow to persons who return awards and submit resignations for office.”
“It is the custom of Congress to offer positions to so-called thinkers and do the political work. The drama of the resignations began when all means of opposing the revision of the textbooks failed. The government should accept the resignations of all literati from the toolbox,” said Minister Shivaram Hebbar.
Agriculture Minister BC Patil said it was not the first time Congress had pronounced a “resignation drama”.
Kota Srinivas Poojari said that opposition parties issue policy statements in relation to the revision of textbooks. “People should have no confusion regarding the curriculum. Textbooks are published with ideals of nationalism.”
“The new curriculum will instill patriotism in children. It is reprehensible that the opposition has taken such a path by envying popular support for the BJP government,” Poojari said.
Following the dispute over the revision of textbooks, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that he has requested BC Education Minister Nagesh to submit a report in this regard and take a decision.