Newly Haryana BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) president Subhash Barala minces no words in saying that since the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh remains party's ideological institution, he would continue to seek its guidance.
Interacting with the media on Thursday here, Barala, who was accompanied by state education minister Ram Bilas Sharma, said he appreciated the responsibilities his party had given him. Replying to a question about the challenges before him, he said he was aware of the expectations of the people who gave the party absolute majority to run the state. "I will form workers' committees that will act as a bridge between the government and the people, and monitor the execution of the regime's works," he said.
"We have to also deliver what we promised in our manifesto to keep the people's trust. I will seek the guidance of the RSS and senior leaders of the party constantly. We get ideological energy from the RSS, world's biggest volunteer organisation," he said.
Sankrit to be promoted
Asked about the Sanskrit issue in schools education, education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that the language had few takers because it was an optional subject. "The government will promote Sanskrit in a big way," he said, unclear how. He said the government would create 1,000 seats for the orientation training (OT) of teachers with diplomas such as Prabhakar and Shastri in Sanskrit. He went on the say how world's scientists and engineers, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, "had gone to Sanskrit for solutions to various problems".