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Political angle suspected in Mathur’s removal from MSU Senate

There is yet another political twist on the issue of relieving Dr Hemant Mathur from MSU Senate.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: February 18, 2009 3:20 am

There is yet another political twist on the issue of relieving Dr Hemant Mathur from MSU Senate. Sources said Dr Mathur was removed from his post within 36 hours after he received transfer orders from the Medical Council of India on January 21. He was shifted from Baroda Medical College to Surat,but he applied for a stay on his transfer.

While Dr Mathur refused to comment on this issue,sources said he was a strong candidate for the upcoming Syndicate elections. Soon after getting the permission from the Health department,he had applied to return his Senateship at the university on February 11. However,the varsity authorities did not confirm the information,which is why he lost the chance to stand in the Syndicate elections,which is scheduled on February 21.

Commenting on this issue,Vice-Chancellor Prof Ramesh Goyal said,“Dr Mathur has applied to get back his membership in the Senate. But it involves certain technicalities. We will look into the matter and take steps accordingly.”

Baroda Medical College officials said,“Adeesh Jain is contesting from the teachers’ category for the upcoming Syndicate election. Dr Mathur also wanted to contest for the same post this year. However,he has failed due to the university’s delay.”

Recently,the state government made a faux pas in terminating the membership of Senate member Mehul Lakhani following his alleged links with Ashwin Patel,who is the general secretary of the Ahmedabad unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. However,he was reinstated as a member a few days after being removed.

Earlier,Patel had been arrested for his objectionable remarks on Chief Minister Narendra Modi following the serial blasts in Ahmedabad.

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