Jaipur: Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government would soon review changes made in the education sector by the previous Vasundhara Raje led BJP government, informed state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara in Jaipur on Saturday.
Dotasara added that the previous government worked for promoting the RSS and its saffronisation programme in primary education sector in the state.
Stating that colour of bicycles was changed to saffron, which closely resembled the Sangh attire. Dotasara said, as reported by The Indian Express, “The issue of saffronisation was raised by the media and we had taken it up in the Assembly… we will take a decision based on what is beneficial to the public.”
Stating that decisions taken by previous BJP government out of ‘political vendetta’ would be reviewed, Dotasara said, “In the past five years, decisions were made as per the list provided to the government by the RSS. We have ordered officials that whatever changes were made in the education sector — whether it is relocation of schools, change in textbooks and uniforms — all of it should be reviewed.”
Alleging that the education sector became a laboratory for the RSS in the BJP rule, he said, “The education department in Rajasthan had ended up being a laboratory for the RSS. We are forming a separate committee of educationists to review the changes made in textbooks and distortion of history. Gandhiji has been reduced to a note and they (BJP) forgot to mention the contribution of people such as Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and other figures.”
Among other things, the Rajasthan government in their first Cabinet meeting decided to remove the logo of Deendayal Upadhyay from all government letter pads and said that the national emblem would replace it.