Emblematic picture of Deendayal

Jana Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya has made it to the official letterhead of human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar.

By Basant Kumar Mohanty
  • Published 31.10.17
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New Delhi: Jana Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya has made it to the official letterhead of human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar.

A letter dated October 25, 2017, from Javadekar to vice-chancellors carries Upadhyaya's photo just below the national emblem.

It could not be ascertained if any other minister's letterhead carries a photo of the co-founder of the Jana Sangh, the precursor of the BJP.

Three senior officials told this newspaper they did not remember any previous instance of a private individual's photograph being used under the national emblem in a minister's official letterhead.

An email sent by this newspaper to the HRD ministry spokesperson, Ghanshyam Goel, had not received a response till Monday evening.