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‘Movie Without Hero’ Says Shashi Tharoor On Nehru’s Omission In ICHR’s India@75 Posters

Congress leaders shared screenshots of the ICHR website showing photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, B R Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Rajendra Prasad, Madan Mohan Malviya, and Veer Savarkar but Nehru”s picture was missing.

Shashi Tharoor said that exclusion of Jawaharlal Nehru's image from the 'Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' was like making a movie poster without the hero (Source: Shashi Tharoor Twitter)

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday criticked the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) urged it to immediately remove the poster from its website in which the photo of the first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru image was omitted.

“It’s like making a movie poster without the hero. Nehru must be there,” Tahroor said.

“Stop attempting to rewrite history in this petty way,” he added.

Earlier today, Omjee Upadhyay, Director, ICHR said that the mishap had happened due to a technical error.

“A number of posters were to be uploaded on our website to commemorate the 75 years of India’s independence,” said Upadhyay.

“Due to a technical error, only one poster was posted on website (which did not contain Nehru’s photo),” he added.

READ MORE: Jawaharlal Nehru’s Contribution Cannot Be Underestimated While Celebrating 75th Year Of Independence: ICHR

Upadhyay said that “the contribution of Nehru Ji cannot be underestimated on the occasion of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations”.

“Out of this, at least more than 50 personalities are part of this poster. The contribution of Nehru ji cannot be underestimated or seen. This is a kind of attempt to create a premature controversy. 7 to 8 posters were supposed to be scrolled but now one poster is visible, soon other posters are ready and will be part of the website,” said Upadhyay.

READ MORE: Cong Leaders Rap ICHR For Omitting Nehru’s Image From ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Celebrations

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Congress leaders shared screenshots of the ICHR website showing photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, B R Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Rajendra Prasad, Madan Mohan Malviya, and Veer Savarkar but Nehru”s picture was missing.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram  had also criticised the ICHR for omitting the photo of the first Prime Minister of the country.

“ICHR Member-Secretary’s explanation for the omission of Jawaharlal Nehru from the first digital poster to celebrate 75 years of independence is ludicrous,” he said on Twitter.

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