State to stop naming model colleges after RSS Ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya
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.