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MP Govt removes lotus symbol from school textbooks
October 20, 2005 15:42 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh has removed the lotus symbol in school textbooks, following a political uproar.
As directed by the Election Commission, the state government has changed the lotus picture from the books, the state government said in its compliance report, EC sources said on Thursday.
The EC had earlier summoned the state chief secretary and principal secretary (education), following complaints of printing of lotus symbols in the school textbooks.
The complaint had said the lotus symbol was similar to the election symbol of BJP, which is in power in the state.