New Delhi, Sep 22: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the Indian education system must be allowed to have its own voice and express its own opinion.
Addressing a gathering of academicians, Gandhi expressed his concern over the pressure and imposition of ideology on the professors.
Flagging concern over the pressure and imposition of ideology on academicians, Gandhi told the gathering “government has to move to see education as a central part of India’s strategic resource.
“I understand you feel under pressure,threat&that an ideology is being imposed on you and country of over a billion people can’t be run with one single idea”.
He further said “There are two visions of India. Our vision is India constitutes of people who live in it. The only way to understand India is talk to its people”.
There are two visions of India. Our vision is India constitutes of people who live in it. The only way to understand India is talk to its people:
Referring to BJP national chief Amit’s ‘golden bird’ remark, Gandhi stated “RSS view India as a product, how it is to be utilised and they decide on who utilises it”.
“What we are fighting is the attempted capture of this ‘golden bird’ by RSS. Education institutions, Supreme Court, ECI all these are systematically being captured”, he added.
Citing RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat speeches, Gandhi asserted ” Bhagwat said we are going to organise the nation”. Who is he to organise the nation? The nation will organise itself. In the next couple of months, their fantasy will be smashed”.
In his address, the Congress President also targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, “When Modi came to power, a person from Gujarat was chosen to head the SPG. In a short time, he left the position. He told me that he refused a list of SPG officers handpicked by RSS, and that is why he was sent home”.
The event is being held at Siri Fort auditorium in the national capital and several leading professors from across the country are present.