Both these big-ticket resignations came to much surprise as Ravi Shankar Prasad was at the forefront of the government's new IT rules for which the government is at loggerheads with Twitter. Prakash Javadekar's exit from this ministry has also been surprising as he was also the spokesperson of the government.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.
Amid this controversy, SP Maurya met Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and later told reporters that the former will “make a statement at the right time”, ANI quoted him as saying. Though Yadav has not spoken about the matter, it is believed that he is unhappy over Maurya's remarks. Several SP MLAs have distanced themselves from Maurya.