There are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R), mark your answer as per the codes given below.
Assertion (A): Asoka inscribed his messages to his subjects and officials on stone surfaces.
Reason (R): He wanted to proclaim what religion should be followed by all.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true, but R is false
d. A is false, but R is true