Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani has cleared all false assumptions regarding benefiting academicians who are related to BJP and RSS for filling various posts. Newly appointed chairman of Indian Council of Historic Research, Mr.Y.Sudarshan Rao were appointed during UPA rule itself. Former HRD Minister under congress rule Arjun Singh has appointed the academicians.
Chairman of National Book Trust, Baldev Sharma was previously the editor of a daily, who was also appointed by Congress led government in the past. Smriti Irani expressed her views at a Mail Today Education Conclave. When she was questioned regarding series of inquiries against Teesta Setalvad, Minister replied by saying “I do not wish to disclose any of my consent and Setalvad is not my opponent,Rahul Gandhi is our prime political opponent”.
Setalvad was previously ousted from the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), she was among other members who were elected during the UPA regime, as it was “Right of the present government to choose new board members”.Irani had unsuccessfully contested against Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Amethi.
Minister was questioned regarding her complexities within her ministry, she responded by saying,
“I have been a victim of selective outrage, because my approach was challenging. If someone stands tall against any issue, the outcomes are often senseless allegations”.