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Ahmed Patel Snubs Guha For Comparing Gujarat With Bengal

New Delhi: Historian Ramchandra Guha has been snubbed by Congress chief Ahmed Patel for his comparability between Gujarat and Bengal on tradition and financial system which has created a serious controversy.

Ramchandra Guha whereas quoting author Philip Spratt had tweeted: “Gujarat, though economically advanced, is culturally a backward province… Bengal in contrast is economically backward but culturally advanced, Philip Spratt, writing in 1939.”

Ahmed Patel mentioned, “This is an ill-informed statement.”

“From Kutch to Vapi & from Shyamlaji to Dwarka, Gujarat’s culture is built on striking diversity but united through indomitable entrepreneurial spirit,” added Patel.

Patel mentioned that each tradition has its distinctive greatness, backwardness is our failure. One should perceive this truth.

Senior Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned the occasion doesn’t endorse the view.

Guha in one other tweet mentioned, “When I post quotes by others found in the course of my research, I do so because I find them arresting in some way. I may (or may not) endorse, in part or in whole, what I am quoting. Reserve your praise or your anger for the ghost of the person being quoted.”

“I have been trying without success for thirty years to make the writer Philip Spratt better known; thank you to the Troll Army for accomplishing this in a day,” mentioned Guha.

BJP Nationwide Vice-President Baijayant Panda additionally slammed the historian. In a tweet, Panda mentioned that, “Deeply racist comment about millions of Gujaratis & Bengalis by Ram Guha. Imagine saying that abt Germans & Chinese, for example.”

“Even ecosystem pals would not be able to prevent him being made to kneel & recant. That he quotes international Communist sent for revolution in India is telling,” Panda tweeted.

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(With Company Inputs)

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