Mysore: BJP MLC AH Vishwanath advised the state government to follow old textbooks and warned Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai against revising. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, he said there was strong opposition to revising textbooks and the government should not be adamant in its approach.
He said, “We should rely on public opinion. The state education system is messing up and there shouldn’t be politics in what we teach. Only the minister concerned should speak. Those who are not supposed to make statements interfere. Follow what was suggested by Baraguru Ramachandrappa. A committee including
writers, parents and experts must be trained. Only after thorough discussion should we consider revising the textbooks for the next academic year.”
Reacting to statements by famous Kannada novelist, Dr. SL Bhyrappa, Vishwanath said, “There is no doubt that he is a renowned writer, but he should not speak like a BJP spokesman.” His speech is mixed with politics and a seasoned writer like him should not do that.
Offering commentary on the Maharashtra imbroglio, he said, Uddhav Thackeray is responsible for the whole problem. He behaves like a dictator. This is also what happened in Karnataka. When MPs feel left out, such things have to happen.