Siddaramaiah politicking in everything, says Bommai over Congress leader’s remark on revised textbooks

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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai (Photo/ANI)

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has slammed Congress leader Siddaramaiah for his remarks on the revised textbooks and said that the former CM is “politicking in everything” as this is not the first time the textbook revision committee has been dissolved.┬áThe government recently dissolved the committee stating that its work has been completed.

Siddaramaiah had taken a potshot at the state government over the developments and said that the revised textbooks have hurt the sentiments of the Kannadigas.

Bommai hit out at the Congress leader for his remarks and said, “It is not the first time that the textbook revision committee has been dissolved. Siddaramaiah is politicking in everything. It has happened many times in the past. Did they withdraw the revised textbook then? They should not create confusion unnecessarily. We have an open mind on this issue. We are ready to rectify any mistake. We will rectify and reprint the textbooks,” he said while addressing to the media.

Talking about the Peer Pasha Dargah at Basavakalyan in Bidar district, regarding which a group of Veeerashaiva-Lingayat seers have appealed to the CM for an archeological survey, Bommai said, “The Archeology department will look into it.”

The CM also spoke about the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, and said that that Covid is under complete control in the state and people “need not panic unnecessarily”. “The Principal Secretary in the Health Department will hold meetings to review the Covid management precautions taken in all the districts and submit a report. An appropriate decision will be taken based on the report,” he said.

Earlier, the CM said that his government is formulating a new Research and Development (R&D) policy which will be announced within a month.

The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating a Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Lab and release of Dr H Narasimhaiah’s autobiography (translated English edition) ‘Path of Struggle’ as part of the 102nd birth anniversary of renowned academician and Padma Bhushan awardee Dr H Narasimhaiah at National College in the city.

“The proposed policy will identify and give a boost for research and innovations happening at the garage level to major institutions. Even individuals with innovative ideas and a passion for research will be encouraged. The policy will immensely benefit National Educational Institutions,” Bommai said while assuring support for National College in its science and research endeavours. (ANI)

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