Nehru’s portrait was removed and Ambedkar’s portrait is mounted in Madhya Pradesh

The new BJP Madhya Pradesh government on the first day of the assembly session removed the portrait of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the architect of the Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s portrait is mounted.

It was one of the two gentlemen behind the Speaker’s chair. Another is Mahatma Gandhi. After the portrait was changed, it caused an uproar in the assembly. Congress protested against this change.

Our party has no objection to putting Ambedkar’s portrait in Vidanasabha. However, the leaders expressed outrage that we would not accept the removal of Nehru’s portrait.

“His rival is working day and night to erase the history of the Congress. The party condemns the removal of Nehru’s portrait and it reveals the mindset of the BJP. The party demands immediate restoration of the portrait. Otherwise, we will restore the portrait at the same place in the coming days,” said the Congress spokesperson.

Assembly officials said the change was made in July at the behest of Speaker Girish Gautam.

In the assembly elections held last month, BJP formed the government by securing 163 seats out of 230 seats. Congress got 66 seats.

BJP has nominated former Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar for the post of full-time Speaker. Tomar is one of the three former Union Ministers who contested from the BJP in this election.

Mohan Yadav has been elected as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

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