Chandrapur,Maharashtra: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said here on Sunday that history needs to be rewritten with the right perspective to enable India to emerge as a powerful nation.
"History needs to be rewritten in the right perspective, so that the young generation gets rid of their low self-esteem imposed through distorted history, if India has to emerge as a powerful nation in the next couple of decades," Swamy said at Priyadarshini auditorium here, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
At the function organized by the Lokmanya Tilak Smarak Mandal here, he said, "We were invaded by the Mughals who subjected our people to physical harassment, while the British used mental and psychological tactics to make us feel inferior. They made us like big cats which obey ring masters despite superior strength."
India could emerge as a strong economy since 70 per cent of its population is under 35 years of age. If the government invested in their education and health, apart from making them mentally strong, India could emerge as a strong nation, he said.
Swamy stressed that Kashmir is an integral part of India and that Article 370 was a blunder made by Jawaharlal Nehru, which needs to be revoked, since it was adopted only for a temporary period.