Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday clarified his stand after he made a blooper as he took names of former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the list of revolutionaries who laid their lives for independence.
In a series of tweet Javadekar wrote:
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar issues clarification over his statement on freedom fighters pic.twitter.com/49FzmKkDSG
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 23, 2016
Earlier, At a rally at Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara Javdekar said, “The fight for independence that began in 1857 ended 90 years later when we threw the British out. We salute freedom fighters…. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, Pandit (Jawahar Lal Nehru), Bhagat Singh and Rajguru who were hanged.” the veteran BJp leader said while taking part in ‘Tiranga Yatra’.
Javdekar has recently been promoted to cabinet rank and given the education ministry; he was earlier MoS (independent charge) in environment ministry.