Rajasthan Government’s decision of removing Gandhi Jayanti holiday from the list of holidays of the State Universities has been creating a lot of controversies as the Congress is claiming it a political stunt.
The new holiday calendar for the academic year 2017-18 has been issued by the office of Rajasthan Governor, Kalyan Singh. In the month of October, there are holidays for Moharram and Diwali, but not for Gandhi Jayanti.
The government defended its stand on this by saying that this day will be utilised for holding functions to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on his birth anniversary.
This decision has however failed to convince the Congress and other opposition.
Ref: India Today