Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday claimed Hindu Mahasabha leader Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had first sown the seed of the two-nation theory which was later taken forward by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the late founder of Pakistan.

The Congress leader claimed efforts are being made to change Jawaharlal Nehru’s idea of India and said the first Prime Minister started nuclear and space programmes and oversaw building of world-class institutions.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will embark on a tour of Bastar region on Thursday.

Apart from participating in various programmes, he will also unveil a statue of one of ‘martyrs’ of Jheeram incident late Mahendra Karma at district headquarters Jagdalpur.

Karma was among the top Congress leaders who were killed in a Maoist attack in Jheeram in 2013.

According to official sources Baghel will proceed to Jagdalpur at 11 amon Thursday and will chair a meeting of Bastar Development Authority at 11.30 am. Thereafter he will attend a conference of Collectors and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of the region.

In late afternoon, he will participate in a workshop on Forest Rights. After that he will unveil the statue of Karma at district headquarters at 5.30pm.

He will also meet delegations of Maoist affected people late in the evening and will take a night halt at Jagdalpur.