Published On : Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Javadekar clarifies on Nehru, Netaji’s hanging remark, says he is amused

HRD Minister Javdekar
New Delhi/Nagpur:
After controversy over his statement over freedom fighter that mentioned ‘Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose were hanged’, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar issued a clarification saying it’s a confusion of punctuation in his quote.

While paying homage to freedom fighters, Javadekar had said, “We salute our freedom fighters. So many bravehearts — Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru all were hanged, revolutionary Savarkarji and all other great fighters.”

Javadekar clarified that it was just an issue of confusion over punctuation while quoting him.

I am amused with the news. I paid my respect to all the freedom fighters since 1857. I mentioned leaders like Gandhi, Nehru Subhash. It was a full stop. In the next sentence, I recounted those who were hanged, jailed and suffered at the hands of British. There was no confusion in the minds of those who listened. I hope this removes all confusion, tweeted Javadekar.