Tamil Nadu’s education department has ordered over 3 lakh text books of class XI to be recalled after the name of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi was listed as the state Chief Minister in its preface instead of J Jayalaithaa. Around 2.5 lakh class 11 economic texts books were recalled while 70,000 history books were withdrawn after the goof up was spotted.
However, officials claim that it is not a printing error. The preface of the textbooks has not been changed since 2011 and no one had noticed the error in 4 years.
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa had taken over as the Chief Minister of the state in 2011. But in 2014, she was forced to resign from the top post after being convicted of holding unaccounted cash and property. Her loyalist O Panneerselvam had taken over as the CM after she resigned from the post.