Javadekar seeks cooperation of everybody to improve quality of education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday

In her two years as HRD Minister, Irani stirred up numerous controversies, including because of her reported high-handed behaviour with university vice chancellors and professors.

On her role as a textile minister, she mentioned " It is PM Modi's dream to boost the textile industry.

Asked about reports of Congress' planned agitation on the alleged dilution of Forest Rights Act, Javadekar retorted with an apparent jibe at Rahul Gandhi, asking "Has their leader returned?"

While Irani has been lauded for a few of her initiatives in the field of education, it remains to be said that she has also been the cause of a number of sleepless nights for educationists and students across India.

February 2016: During the "JNU-anti-nationalism row, " Irani was dubbed "Aunty National" for slapping sedition charges on six Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) students who had protested against the hanging of the 2001 parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru.

Newly appointed human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar took charge of his office on Thursday.

Javadekar said education "is not a subject for party poltics" but it is an important issue and "we will have discussion on it with everyone". Talking to reporters after taking charge of her new ministry, she sidestepped questions about BJP president Amit Shah being behind her shift, saying it was not individuals, but the party that takes the decisions.

CNN-NEWS 18 also learnt that there was a perception within a section of the BJP that she was trying real hard to get in the camp of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Speaking about his handling of the Environment and Forests Ministry, Javadekar said that he had always worked to empower tribals and any criticism on these aspects is misplaced.

Union Minister reiterated that he and his colleagues in the Ministry will work as Team HRD to fulfill the aspirations of the nation. "I do not want to make a comment on somebody's remark", he said.

Kushwaha has been MoS HRD since May 2014, while Javadekar and Pandey were given the ministry in Tuesday's reshuffle.

"There has been an outrage in the dalit community and among students against Irani after Rohith Vemula was forced to commit suicide".

Javadekar said she could not join the occasion because of "family reasons".

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