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Murli Manohar Joshi (Photo: HT)
Murli Manohar Joshi (Photo: HT)

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi seeks removal of ‘adamant’ JNU VC

  • The statement from Joshi, a former professor himself, is being seen by students as a support of their fight against the VC
  • A section of the JNU students and JNU Teachers’ Association is accusing, Kumar for helping miscreants and ABVP members in carrying out the attack

Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former human resource development minister Thursday termed M. Jagadesh Kumar, the vice chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University as adamant and demanded his ouster.

"Reports are that the HRD ministry had twice advised the JNU, VC to implement certain reasonable and working formulae for resolving the issue of enhanced fees in JNU. He was also advised to reach out to its teachers and students. It is shocking that the VC is adamant in not implementing the government proposal. This attitude is deplorable and, in my opinion, such a VC should not be allowed to continue in this post," the former Union Minister said in a statement that he tweeted Thursday evening.

The statement from Joshi, a former professor himself, is being seen by students as a support of their fight against the VC who is currently under scrutiny for mishandling the 75 day old fee hike protest and the Sunday evening violence inside JNU by armed and masked miscreants. The attack injured some 35 students and teachers but also brought how the VC and his administration failed in their duties.

A section of the JNU students and JNU Teachers’ Association is accusing, Kumar for helping miscreants and ABVP members in carrying out the attack. In contrast, both ABVP members and the JNU administration have pointed fingers at left union students as the main reason behind the violence.

The statement from Joshi comes in a Day when JNU students were baton charged in Delhi during a protest rally and their representatives put on record that the vice chancellors removal is the solution to bring peace in the campus.

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