Ministers in Rajasthan backs the proposal to rewrite history of Haldighati battle
The proposal to rewrite history in Pratap's favour also got the support of Rajasthan health minister Kali Charan Saraf
A BJP MLA's push to change the existing narrative about the winner of the battle of Haldighati fought in 1576 between Maharana Pratap and Mughal emperor Akbar to Pratap's victory over the Mughal forces, has found immense solidarity from the Rajasthan's education minister Vasudev Devnani.
"It was Pratap who won the battle, not Akbar. We have maintained all along that Maharana Pratap has not been accorded his due in history", said Devnani who shot to fame a weeks ago when he had publicly said that cow is the only animal which inhale and exhale oxygen.
The Vasundhara Raje-led state government kept it's criminal silence as they had done over the Padmavati film controversy.
The proposal to rewrite history in Pratap's favour also got the support of Rajasthan health minister Kali Charan Saraf.
"Generations of students have been taught a distorted version of history. If there is a proposal to fix it and teach the students that Maharana Pratap actually won the battle, then we welcome it’, News18 quoted as Saraf saying.
Last week, BJP MLA Mohanlal Gupta came up with a proposal at Rajastan University's syndicate challenging the exisitn narrative of Pratap losing the battle to Akbar. Besides rewriting the textbooks, he also asked to include a book titled ‘Maharana Pratap: Kumbhalgarh se Chavand’ by Prof KS Gupta, a retired professor of history from Udaipur’s Mohanlal Sukhadia University which supports the proposal of Rana Pratap winning the battle.
The syndicate referred the matter to the Board of Studies of Rajasthan University’s history department to examine it. While the jury has to give the final verdict on the matter if it reaches the academic counsel for final ratification, but many ministers of Raje government have already given a verdict in favour of a changed outcome for a battle that took place over four hundred and fifty years ago.