Rahul Gandhi, historian Ramachandra Guha take jibe at Sushma Swaraj

It seems Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi wasn’t the only one taking a dig at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech made at the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday, Gandhi had tweeted, “Sushma ji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments’ great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs.”

Noted historian, Ramachandra Guha, too targetted Swaraj with a sarcastic tweet. He wrote, “Am very pleased that @SushmaSwaraj told the world of the IITs and IIMs; and greatly relieved that she didn’t credit them to the Vedas.”

Guha’s tweet came just days after a top BJP minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet, Satyapal Singh controversially asked Indian teachers to teach students about the Indian, who invented plane before the Wright brothers.

Speaking at an award ceremony for the first AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Award held on Tuesday, Singh had said, “Why are students not taught that before the Wright brothers, an Indian called Shivakar Babuji Talpade was the first to invent the airplane. This person invented the plane eight years before the Wright brothers. Are our students taught these things in IITs or not? They should be.”

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