New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the NDA government over reports that ICHR chief Sudershan Rao has recommended three historians with RSS background for its next panel saying he hopes that history books in future will not say that "Brahmin Sadhus had pet dinosaurs".
"Three RSS men on the ICHR. Hope India's new history book does not stretch back to when Brahmin Sadhus had pet dinosaurs," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said on Twitter.
Reports had it that with the term of Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) current panel ending on December 22 last year, Rao has recommended among 18 panelists, three historians who are office bearers of RSS's Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana (ABISY).
These ABISY historians are Narayan Rao, national vice president of the Sangh history wing, Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma, all-India general secretary, and Nikhilesh Guha, head of the Bengal chapter, the report said.
The HRD ministry is the final clearance authority for ICHR appointments. The recommendations of the ICHR are with the ministry, the report had said.
In his other tweets also, Singhvi had taken potshots at the government.
"BJP sent a show cause notice to Sakshi Maharaj but he won't respond till 3 more are sent. Meanwhile he is itching to make 3 more statements," Singhvi said reacting to the notice sent to the BJP MP by his party President Amit Shah.
He also took a dig at Swachch Bharat Campaign of the government.
"Wl modiji propose Obama as an ambassador for swach Bharat. That Wl certainly not clean Bharat bt generate much desired adequate publicity," he said.