CPI Condemns Centre’s Rejection of Non-BJP States’ Republic Day Tableaux
Communist Party of India general secretary D RAJA issued the following statement today (on January 17, 2022) strongly condemning the partisan attitude in rejecting the tableaux of the non-BJP ruled states for the parade of 2022.
Communist Party of India General Secretary D Raja severely condemned the discriminatory and partisan attitude of the RSS-BJP led Narendra Modi government at the Centre in the selection of tableaux for the annual Republic Day Parade resulting in the rejection of the same from non-BJP- ruled states.
The RSS-BJP combine government is resorting to such rejection as a part of its continued but failed attempts to distort our glorious history and the role played by our freedom fighters so as to suit its divisive Hindutva understanding of India and its tradition and culture.
According to the state government, Kerala’s tableau design was rejected as it featured a statue of Sree Narayana Guru as against the selection jury’s suggestion of Adi Sankaracharya. The jury is appointed by the Union defence ministry to select the tableaux for the Republic Day pageantry. Is it not an attack on federalism as well as on India’s diverse culture and history?
The Party notes with anguish that tableaux of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu are also rejected. West Bengal’s proposed tableau for the parade is themed on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s contribution in the fight for freedom.
We also understand the Centre has rejected the Tamil Nadu tableaux of Mahakavi Bharathiyar (Subramania Bharati), V.O. Chidambaram Pillai and Rani Velu Nachchiyar.
The Party demands immediate roll back of the order and allow all states to display their own tableaux.