Congress today accused the BJP led Union government of saffronising educational system in the Country by appointing people with RSS background on the top positions of the premier institutions.
Addressing a press conference here, All India Congress Committee spokesperson, Shoba Ojha said the standard of educational system as set by the Congress party all these years has been facing great 'threat' under present regime.
"Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is diluting the education sector by appointing unqualified people with RSS background to head top educational institutions," she said and added the BJP leaders are forcing educationists to resign.
She alleged that Irani is pursuing an agenda to rewrite history in compatibility to the RSS ideology.
"From the past one year it has become evident that the Narendra Modi government is working to disintegrate the education sector. The recent incident when three directors of IIT Mumbai were short listed in few hours of meeting and which led to the resignation of the Chairman Anil Kakodkar is a glaring example of how this government is playing politics with the premier educational institutions in the country," she said.
"We all know that Smriti Irani has shown a fake degree. She even claimed that she had a degree from Yale University which turned out to be just a course she attended there as an MP. The MoS in the HRD Ministry is also facing charges of producing a fake BA degree," she said.
Earlier, vindicating the party's stand on the controversy over issuance of passport to the separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, AICC spokesperson said the party is very clear in its stand of opposing any move to issue passport to separatists.
"Issuing of passport to the separatist leader, who has been indulging in various anti-national activities, amounts to degrading national interests. Any such move will be a threat to the national integrity and Congress stands clear on its opposition," Ojha asserted.
Taking dig at the Mufti-led coalition government in the state, the Congress spokesperson said it has been soft towards separatists from the day one.