‘Distorted’ fact on Jaipur King at Uzbek museum, BJP MP protests

JAIPUR: Rajsamand BJP MP

Diya Kumari

, a member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family, has asked the central government to oppose the misleading claim about her ancestor,

Sawai Jai Singh

of Jaipur, who has reportedly been described as the servant of the palace of Mughal emperor “Boburiy Sultan Mukhammadshoh”, a reference to the 13th Mughal emperor Mirza Nasir-ud-Din Muhammad Shah, on a “description note” at a museum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

The

BJP MP

has asked Union minister of state for culture Arjun Ram Meghwal to get the “misleading/distorted” historical claims corrected in textbooks and plaques at historical sites. Kavitha Kalvakuntla, daughter of the Telangana CM and a former MP, had first raised the matter on Twitter on September 16.

Speaking to TOI, Kumari said, “I have spoken to Meghwal and will be writing a letter to PM Narendra Modi to not only highlight the distortion of facts at a museum in Samarkand, which should be corrected, but also to rectify the distorted history demeaning the real heroes of our country.”

She claimed that a plaque at Haldighati claiming that

Maharana Pratap

was defeated in the Battle of Haldigathi was dropped after she raised the matter. “It was unfortunate that for years people were misled to believe that Maharana Pratap was defeated, that too at the site of the historic battle that took place in 1576 AD,” she said. “In reality, he won the battle,” Kumari claimed, adding, “and I am glad that the fact stands corrected”.

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