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Remove Deendayal Upadhyaya’s Photo From Letter Pads, Orders Rajasthan Govt

Remove Deendayal Upadhyaya’s Photo From Letter Pads, Orders Rajasthan Govt

The newly-elected Congress government in the state, in its first cabinet meeting last week, had decided to remove the picture of Upadhyaya from the letter pads.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued an order to withdraw a December 2017 circular in which the previous BJP government in the state had directed all the departments, boards, corporations and self-governance organisations to put a picture of Deendayal Upadhyaya as a logo in their letter pads.

The newly-elected Congress government in the state, in its first cabinet meeting last week, had decided to remove the picture of Upadhyaya from the letter pads and the state printing and stationary department issued the orders to that effect on Wednesday.

"The decision has been taken by the cabinet to remove the photo of Deendayal Upadhyaya," Ravi Shankar Srivastava, Additional Chief Secretary of the department, said in the order.

In compliance with the decision of the cabinet, he further ordered to withdraw the December 11, 2017 circular, in which the previous government led by Vasundhara Raje had issued the directions to insert the picture of Upadhyaya, an RSS ideologue and a co-founder of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the letter pads.

first published:January 03, 2019, 08:45 IST