State to stop nam­ing model col­leges af­ter RSS Ide­o­logue Deen­dayal Upad­hyaya

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

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strong crit­i­cism from sev­eral lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, the As­sam gov­ern­ment has gone back on its de­ci­sion to name model col­leges in the state af­ter Hin­dutva ide­o­logue Deen­dayal Upad­hyaya and an­nounced that only the ones al­ready set up will be named af­ter him. “We named five model col­leges af­ter Pan­dit Deen­dayal Upad­hyaya as this is his birth cen­te­nary year. We did it out of re­spect to his ide­ol­ogy, which has given us two Prime Min­is­ters (Atal Bi­hari Va­j­paye and Naren­dra Modi). We will set up more model col­leges, but they will not be named af­ter him,” ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter Hi­manta Biswa Sarma said in the as­sem­bly re­cently.

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