Ravi Shankar Prasad defends govt’s preference to pause Indira, Rajiv Gandhi stamps

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New Delhi: The supervision on Wednesday defended a preference to pause stamps of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi underneath a decisive array observant that postage stamps should honour heading lights of a republic and not members of one family.

The stamps of Rajiv and Indira Gandhi. AgenciesThe stamps of Rajiv and Indira Gandhi. Agencies

The stamps of Rajiv and Indira Gandhi. Agencies

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad pronounced that on a recommendation of a Philatelic Advisory Committee, it has been motionless to emanate decisive array of stamps in a honour of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shivaji, Maulana Azad, Bhagat Singh, Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Vivekananda and Maharana Pratap.

“In a decisive stamp series, a concentration was on one family…though other names were there. Mahatma Gandhi was there, Maulana Azad was there. Dr Ambedkar was there. Dr Bhabha was there.

“Here a whole decisive array is an thorough array that seeks to encapsule a grant of all a heading lights of a leisure transformation including Jawaharlal Nehru. We have been many magnanimous and bargain in giving due approval to people of opposite beliefs and approaches.

All of them have contributed in a really poignant approach to make complicated India,” a apportion said.

On either there was a offer to mislay a name of Indira Gandhi from internal letters, Prasad pronounced a advisory cabinet has suggested Yoga and though no preference has nonetheless been taken.

Congress on Tuesday criticised a government’s preference to pause postal stamps released in memory of Indira and Rajiv observant it was a “sinister try to erase a memory of a dual sufferer Prime Ministers of a country”.

In further to a use of postage stamps for unchanging use underneath a decisive series, a supervision also issues commemorative postage stamps.