Govind Singh Dotasra, who is Minister of State (independent charge), Education, told The Indian Express on Sunday that the government has asked the committee set up to review textbooks to consider recommending it in their report.
Among those present at the funeral were Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, BJP MP Ramcharan Bohra, Rajasthan minister and Congress leader Lalchand Kataria.
Bainsla, who has earlier spearheaded various movements of the community in demand of reservation, says that he is determined that he won’t call off the protest this time till the government accepts their demand.
The Rajasthan government started holding camps in every district to distribute waiver certificates from Thursday, a day before the opposition BJP is scheduled to court arrest over “non-fulfilment” of the Congress’s poll promises.
Now in power, the Congress seems to be in a dilemma over its policy towards the animal that is revered and worshipped in the Rajasthani heartland, and can potentially contribute to inflaming mass passions.
The Congress manifesto, titled Jan Ghoshna Patra promised to increase grants for cow shelters, ensure state-of-the-art facilities and also pledged to solve the problem of stray cows and conserve local breeds.
The latest order urges district collectors to motivate the public, charitable people, administrative officials and social workers to adopt stray cows and to address the issue during meetings held for public welfare.
The Cabinet also decided to reopen two universities, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University and Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, both of which were opened during Ashok Gehlot’s previous term as chief minister but were closed when the BJP came to power.