Mr Pandey echoed Union School Education and Literacy Ministry Secretary Anil Swarup, who had earlier in the day denied having knowledge about any such move.
Responding to queries by reporters at an ASSOCHAM function in Kolkata that the Centre has any plans to act on a five-page list of recommendations by a certain organisation, which included removal of a poem by Punjabi poet Pash, a couplet by Mirza Ghalib, extracts from MF Husain's autobiography and the thoughts of Rabindranath Tagore from the text book, Pandey described it as "wrong information."
"We are not thinking anything along these lines," he said describing Tagore as an icon.
"These reports keep coming," he said adding "you and I can't stop discussions," when told the issue had also come up in Parliament on Monday.
To a question if he had seen any such recommendation, Mr Swarup said "I don't recall having seen it."
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