Gujarati pages in Marathi textbooks spark uproar
The Maharashtra legislature witnessed an uproar yesterday after an opposition member said pages written in Gujarati language were being printed in a Marathi school textbooks for Maharashtra schools. This is the second time such a goof-up has led to chaos in the Maharashtra legislature this year and sharpened the Marathi-versus-Gujarati debate in the state. Earlier, during the budget session in FebruaryMarch, copies of Governor C V Rao’s address to the House was circulated in Gujarati. Nationalist Congress Party member Sunil Tatkare yesterday took strong objection to two pages in Gujarati being printed in a class VI geography textbook for the current academic year.