The protesting students of the fisheries department of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) on Saturday met deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal.
The students gathered outside Thapar Hall in PAU and expressed their wish to meet Union minister for Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal who was in the varsity for high-level meetings. However, few students were escorted inside the hall and were allowed to meet the deputy CM.
After the meeting, Khushwinder Singh, students’ representative said, “We have decided to continue with the protest as deputy Chief Minister has not assured us of jobs in the state government’s fisheries department.”
Talking about details of the meeting he said, “The Deputy CM advised us to get subsidies and start our own work in fisheries. However, we want government jobs. Thus we will continue with the protest.” Singh added, “He told us clearly that protests and hunger strikes are not going to affect the government in any way.”
The graduates from fisheries department of GADVASU are protesting since a month demanding jobs in state fisheries department and meetings with various politicians including AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, H S Phoolka, Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa, state dairies minister Gulzar Singh Ranike and others have failed to end the deadlock.