With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani caught up in yet another educational institution storm in the wake of the resignation of nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT, Bombay, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused the government of “politicising” educational institutes.
Anil Kakodkar has resigned apparently because of differences with the HRD Ministry over selection of some IIT directors.
Sounding a cautionary note, AAP said “sankritisation” and “monopolising education” with one ideology would be a death knell to the diversity and strength of the country.
“The development is in continuance of the government’s plan to push right wing ideology in the country’s education system through its chosen people with RSS background,” a party statement said.
Referring to reports that a private school here allegedly forced its staff to enroll with BJP, the party said, “The BJP agenda of rewriting Indian history is showing effects with school administration openly carrying out membership drives for the party.”