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Opposition blames Maharashtra govt for Martyrs Day goof-up

PTI
Published Mar 24, 2016, 1:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 24, 2016, 1:16 pm IST
At the Martyrs Day event the photo labelled as Sukhdev was that of Bhagat Singh.
At the Martyrs Day event on Wednesday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, who were hanged in Lahore on March 23, 1931. (Photo: Twitter)
 At the Martyrs Day event on Wednesday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, who were hanged in Lahore on March 23, 1931. (Photo: Twitter)

Mumbai: The opposition on Thursday blamed the "casual" approach of the BJP-led government in Maharashtra for the goof-up at an event to mark the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

At the Martyrs Day event on Wednesday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid tributes to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, who were hanged in Lahore on March 23, 1931.

 

The photos of the three martyrs were prominently displayed but in a major goof-up, the photo labelled Sukhdev was that of Bhagat Singh.

"Those in power now have nothing to do with martyrs and the glorious history of our freedom struggle," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told PTI.

These kind of goof-ups will continue to happen as solemn events like 'shaheed diwas' are treated in a "casual manner" by this government, Malik said.

Action should be taken not only against the official concerned but also higher-ups, he said.

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