Smriti says she will take ministry from compulsion to consensus
NEW DELHI: Human resource development minister Smriti Irani said on Friday the legacy of her tenure would be ensuring her office is guided by political consensus and not partisan compulsions or bickering, an apparent response to criticism that her policies were inspired by right-wing ideology.
Speaking on the opening day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Irani said the new education policy being drafted by her ministry would not only reflect the will of the people but also the vision on which a new future could be built.
“For too long this office was known for political compulsions, now this office will be known for political consensus and resonance of the will of the people,” Irani said, a veiled dig at the previous UPA government.
“We have empowered 2.5 lakh village councils and told them to sit together and tell us what kind of education you seek for your children.”
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For too long this office was known for political compulsions, now this office will be known for political consensus and resonance of the will of the people. SMRITI IRANI, Union HRD minister