The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has
issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau demands accountability of the HRD Minister Smriti
Irani and strongly condemns the Modi Government's untruthful
statements regarding the circular issued by her Ministry on
December 9 addressed not only to the Navodaya schools but also the
Kendriya Vidyalaya schools.
Contrary to what she has stated that "only a voluntary online essay
competition which did not require students to go to school" the
circular issued by her Ministry not only asked schools to "ensure
active participation of students" for activities ranging from
declamation contests, to child cabinets, to documentary screenings,
but also to provide the Ministry with compliance reports.
In fact the response from the KVS that it was not possible as
schools would be closed has further exposed the actions of the
Thus the Minister has willfully tried to conceal the facts. This is
an addition to the wholly unconstitutional effort to push a divisive
agenda on a day which is a holiday celebrated by the Christian
community as a holy day.
The Prime Minister should inform the nation through Parliament what
action he intends to take against the Minister.
(Hari Singh Kang)
For Central Committee Office