GOI rejected Punjab tableau 74 R Day 2023 anti federal attitude
GOI rejected Punjab tableau 74 R Day 2023 anti federal attitude. January 24, Punjab’s tableau will not be seen in the 74th Republic Day parade. The Government of India has rejected Punjab’s tableau for Republic Day 2023. As per the Defence Ministry’s guidelines, tableaux should represent “India at vibrant cultural heritage, economic, and social progress.” The Punjab government presented three proposals, however, denied by the central government. Punjab showed its ideas on the theme “India at 75: Freedom Struggle” and “Punjab’s contribution to the country as its sword.”
It is the second time the Government of India has rejected Punjab’s tableau for the second time to present its culture and contribution to the freedom struggle. In 2017, Punjab lost the chance.
Hindrance to show Punjab’s contribution
Sukhbir Badal tweeted, “Shocked to learn GOI has rejected Punjab’s tableau for 74thR-Day Parade. That means we aren’t allowed to showcase our culture & contribution to freedom struggle! Urging GOI to review its decision, I also appeal to Bhagwant Mann to wake up & take up this forcefully with GOI.
Anti-federal and partisan attitude
AAP Rajya Sabha member Raghav Chadha said, “Republic Day reminds us of the spirit of federalism. Rejection of Punjab’s tableaux for the R-Day parade has laid bare the centre’s anti-federal and partisan attitude. This is a blunt dismissal by the Centre of Punjab’s culture, traditions, and countless contributions to the nation.”
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Senior SAD leader Daljit S Cheema tweeted, “Punjab is the sword arm of the country. It has a rich heritage, culture & great history. It has immense contributions towards food needs of the country. But surprisingly its tableau is not being included in Republic Day parade. This is totally unjustified & needs to be reviewed.”
List of states whose tableau are selected
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerela, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Daman and Diu, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.
States which will not showcase tableaux
Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan.