Amid an undying uproar over the move to set up some degree colleges named after Din Dayal Upadhyay, a recent letter from the Prime Minister’s Office has left Himanta Biswa Sarma red faced.
In response to his letter asking for clarification, the PMO has informed Ananta Mohan Sarma, a lecturer from Bajali College that never the Centre has asked Dispur to set up degree colleges to be named after the RSS pioneer.
According to PMO, only the Centre wants Assam government to set up some modal degree colleges.
During the last couple of weeks, Assam had witnessed a hail of statewide after education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced to set up a few model colleges to be named after Din Dayal Upadhyay.
The college teachers wrote to PMO seeking it's clarification in which the PMO had made its position clear much to a major embarressment for the education minister.
“The Honourable minister told a white lie. The answer is very simple. He wants to appease the RSS headquarters. See, even after the hail of protest he is firm on his stand. Now what he will do,” Pallav Saikia, a student BH College, Howly said.