Satyapal Singh's evolution remark: Prakash Javadekar says MoS told to refrain from making 'such comments'
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said he had asked his minister of state Satyapal Singh to refrain from making comments on issues such as Darwin's evolution theory.
New Delhi: Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said he had asked his minister of state Satyapal Singh to refrain from making comments on issues such as Darwin's evolution theory.
Singh had said at an event in Aurangabad last week that that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was “scientifically wrong” and needs to be changed in school and college curricula.
Intervening in the row over the remarks, Javadekar said there are no plans for a national seminar to prove Darwin wrong.
“I have discussed the matter with my MoS and I have asked him to refrain from making such comments. We should not dilute science. This is the advice I have given him," Javadekar said.
"We are not going to fund any event or don’t have any plan for a national seminar to prove Darwin wrong. It is the domain of scientists and we should let them free to continue their efforts for progress of the country," he added.
BJP's Javadekar said the foreign policy of UPA is "flawed" and is "harming" the country.
"There are a number of reasons why I am confident that the BJP will win more seats than expected," the BJP spokesman said.
"Rising prices and corruption show that the UPA has failed on the economic front while what is happening in Telangana indicates that it has failed on the political front," he said.