Prakash Javadekar takes charge of HRD Ministry, reacts to Ali Anwar’s comment on Smriti Irani

Prakash Javadekar said all challenges will be converted into opportunities

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: July 7, 2016 11:33 am
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Promising to convert the challenges into opportunities, former Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar took charge of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday.

Javadekar, who earlier held independent charge as the Minister of State was the only minister promoted to the cabinet rank in the major cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

“All the challenges will be converted into opportunities and we will cooperate with all the state’s,” Javadekar said in New Delhi.

He replaced Union Minister Smriti Irani — a controversial figure shunted out to the Textiles Ministry.

Speaking of the controversy that marred the HRD during Irani’s tenure, Javadekar said, “Keep on reporting out good work and there would be no controversy”.

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Asked about new education policies, he said that he will only comment after holding meeting the ministry officials and understanding the work.

Reacting to JDU’s Ali Anwar’s crass comment on Smriti Irani, Javadekar said, “This is the worse comment I had ever heard of”.

Anwar who represents Bihar in Rajya Sabha said in a crass analogy that the textile ministry has been given to Smriti Irani to cover her body.

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    Chander Pal
    Jul 7, 2016 at 10:50 am
    He represents B Bihar of lalu and nitish. Is that why an uneducated unskilled person is called a bihari???
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      Jul 7, 2016 at 11:07 am
      Waht Mr. Anwar spoke is right... What is the qualification of Ms. Irani....
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        Jul 7, 2016 at 9:26 am
        Anwar appears to be a bigoted backward muslim. He should be removed from holding any office.
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          Jul 7, 2016 at 8:04 am
          He comes from a state where there is jungle raj. These folk think they can apply jungle raj wherever they are and the people including women will stay silent. I hope that stern action is taken against the man. Which party does he belong to? Does he have a mother, wife, sister or daughters? I hope they are subject to the same crness by others or worse. If Ms Irani was not a feisty woman would he have spoken. Men as cr as these are threatened by strong women. Pls stay put in Bihar where the rubbish you spout is appreciated. The rest of India will just not tolerate this rubbish. And if you think you've targeted Ms Irani at a vulnerable moment think again. If right minded folk wish women to come into politics clean up the place of filth in your minds.
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            Anantula jaikrishna
            Jul 8, 2016 at 10:48 am
            Ali Anwar needs to be put in place by stripping him out of his clothes . May be then he will request Smritiji ji to give him textiles to cover his dirty body and dirty head/ mind.
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