The Maharashtra government has reported another honour named after Rajiv Gandhi, days after the central government changed the name of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
minister of State for Information and Technology Satej Patil said the honour will be given to organizations and organizations for exceptional execution in the data innovation area, the birth commemoration of previous leader Rajiv Gandhi.
The BJP said it had no issue with the new honour except for tried to know why the Congress didn’t name the IT grant after Rajiv Gandhi regardless of being in power for 15 successive years.
BJP representative Madhav Bhandari said, “We have no resistance to the honor being given for the sake of Rajiv Gandhi. However, Congress ought to disclose with regards to why notwithstanding being in power for 15 successive years, it didn’t name the IT grant after Rajiv Gandhi? They are wading into controversy; their governmental issues just revolve around the name of Gandhi-Vadra family.”
He added, “It appears to be the Congress didn’t know about the commitment of Rajiv Gandhi this load of years and presently they have unexpectedly understood that he made a major commitment to the IT area.”
Patil tweeted on Tuesday evening, “… The honor, which will be reported on August 20, will be an enduring recognition for Late Shri Rajiv ji for his spearheading work in the innovation area in India.” Patil rejected that there was any political rationale in naming the honor after Rajiv Gandhi. “The world thinks about Rajiv Gandhi’s commitment to the IT area. He introduced the IT period, which has helped change the substance of the country,” he said.
It was chosen to report the honor at a gathering of the IT office on July 7, Patil said, adding, “The document was put before the Chief Minister, who endorsed it two days prior and afterward I tweeted it late in the evening,” he said.
The public authority will converse with different associations like NASSCOM to finish the modalities of the honor, Patil said.
“It will be given to organizations or foundations which dominate in the field with novel thoughts and developments. The honor will be given out by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray,” he said.
“This year, the honor will be reported on August 20, the choice technique will be finished and the honor will be given before October 30. From the following year, the appropriation of the honor will be given on August 20. Maharashtra IT Corporation Limited (MAHA-IT), the state government undertaking, has been selected the nodal organization to propose the honor,” Patil said.
Congress representative Atul Londhe said, “The IT upheaval introduced by Rajiv Gandhi lifted 24 crore individuals over the destitution line. It is the BJP which is wading into controversy by changing the name of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. We have not changed any name… We have no issue with an honor being named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment to GST and demonetisation.”