New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ram Shankar Katheria created a controversial by saying that “saffronisation will happen both in education and the country.”
“I am saying there will be saffronisation in education and in the country. Whatever is good will definitely take place. Be it saffronisation or ‘sanghwad’, if it’s good for the country then it will definitely take place,” Katheria said.
Katheria was speaking at the Lucknow University on Saturday.
Mr Katheria rhetorically asked, “If we do not study the history of Maharana Pratap and Shivaji Maharaj then will we study the history of Genghis Khan?”
The remarks by the minister have provoked criticism from all sides, including political parties.
Congress leader Jatin Prasad said that the minister is talking in a language which is sectarian and non-comforting to the basic ethics of education.