Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Letter by Xavier’s principal criticising Gujarat model taken down from college website

St Xavier College principal Father Frazer Mascarenhas. St Xavier College principal Father Frazer Mascarenhas.
Express News Service | Mumbai | Posted: April 24, 2014 11:59 am

A letter to students from the principal of St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai criticising the Gujarat model and indirectly BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, has now been taken down from the college website.

The Principal, Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas, had emailed the letter to students and posted it on the website as a way of “presenting facts”. In the letter, Mascarenhas, while criticising Modi’s lauded Gujarat Model, also praised some of the Congress-driven initiatives such as the Food Security Act and the Rojgar Yojana, triggering a national controversy.

The BJP on Wednesday also filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the Principal for “misleading students”.

On Thursday, the letter was no longer viewable on the homepage of the college, website.

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