IIT Madras row: BJP says efforts being made to politicise de-recognition of student body

BJP's Tamil Nadu unit president said IIT Madras had made it clear that the derecognition of was done for 'violating' the code of conduct and that it was not against freedom of expression.

By: Press Trust of India | Chennai | Updated: May 30, 2015 4:20 pm
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BJP on Saturday charged that efforts were being made to ‘politicise’ the derecognition of a students group by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and urged political parties and others not to ‘instigate’ students.

BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Sounderrajan said that the premier technical institute had made it clear that the derecognition of Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle was done for ‘violating’ the code of conduct and that it was not against freedom of expression.

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“Students should not fall prey to efforts to politicise this issue by some persons with ulterior motives and that too by invoking the names of leaders (Ambedkar and Periyar) we respect,” she said.

She urged that students’ sentiments should not be played with and that they should not be instigated.

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani had backed IIT’s action, saying it has clearly stated that some procedures by the students’ organisation was not followed and it knew that Dean will derecognise it for violating norms.

The move had triggered protests from Congress and AAP. Scores of NSUI workers on Friday had protested outside Irani’s official residence in Delhi over the issue.

The state BJP chief hit out at arch rival Congress, its Vice President Rahul Gandhi and state chief E V K S Elangovan for criticising the Centre on this issue, saying ‘those who stifled freedom of expression by imposing Emergency’ cannot ‘create confusion’ on this matter by their utterances.

“It is unacceptable that Gandhi or Elangovan can politicise this issue for their benefit. IIT students should also realise that others in the state are also politicising this issue, creating a roadblock for their education,” she said in a statement.

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    prashant
    May 30, 2015 at 5:11 pm
    MODI GOVT GIVES THEMSELF DISTINCTION...BHAKTS NEED TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING: 1) Is Black Money back as 100 days are over 2) Did you got 15 Lakhs in your Account 3) Is Pink Revoluation stopped all over India, infact it has increased by 13% 4) Is Corruption Eradicated from the govt offices 5) Is stan stop killing our Army Jawans 6) Has china stop Incursions on Indian Soil 7) Has farmers got MSP 50% as Promised by fekuji 8) Has the Tax Slab increased to 5 Lakhs 9) Where is Ram Mandir 10) Is Article 370 removed as promised 11) Why FDI in Retail Now, when opposed earlier 12) Why FDI in Defence and Insurance Now when it was opposed in 2008 13) Are farmers not committing sucide (26% increase in Farmers sucide) 14) Are women not getting raped now (13% increase in rape cases) 15) Are criminal MPs all arrested and fast track court arranged against them 16) Is Dollar = 40rs now 17) Where is the statehood for Delhi Sir 18) Dawood Already Brought Back to Country
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      prashant
      May 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm
      MODI GOVT GIVES THEMSELF DISTINCTION...BHAKTS NEED TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING: 1) Is Black Money back as 100 days are over 2) Did you got 15 Lakhs in your Account 3) Is Pink Revoluation stopped all over India, infact it has increased by 13% 4) Is Corruption Eradicated from the govt offices 5) Is stan stop killing our Army Jawans 6) Has china stop Incursions on Indian Soil 7) Has farmers got MSP 50% as Promised by fekuji 8) Has the Tax Slab increased to 5 Lakhs 9) Where is Ram Mandir 10) Is Article 370 removed as promised 11) Why FDI in Retail Now, when opposed earlier 12) Why FDI in Defence and Insurance Now when it was opposed in 2008 13) Are farmers not committing sucide (26% increase in Farmers sucide) 14) Are women not getting raped now (13% increase in rape cases) 15) Are criminal MPs all arrested and fast track court arranged against them 16) Is Dollar = 40rs now 17) Where is the statehood for Delhi Sir 18) Dawood Already Brought Back to Countryq
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        k.j.jose
        May 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm
        Good and relevant questions.
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          Palaniappan
          May 31, 2015 at 12:56 am
          BJP made this as a political issue. Modi bhakts don't say HRD ministry is not BJP :-)) Now it is taking unexpected turn so they say don't politicize :) Come BJP show some respect to higher education insutions. Don't curtail students freedom of speech. Using false tall promise you(BJP) got votes. I appreciate your PR work even Modi is not media friendly media's supported him because Congress rule was that bad. You used the opportunity to your advantage, no body can find fault on that. Problem is still Modi and his ministers are in election mood. People voted and gave majority for BJP to solve their problems in democratic way not to find fault for Congress for the problems. Remember BJP/NDA also ruled Indian Union for 5 full years.
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            Palaniappan
            May 31, 2015 at 1:06 am
            You are right yousef. Modi and BJP cannot win on their own, they can win only if Congress, Communists, Jantha parties and all other parties make mistake. Otherwise how can BJP get full majority on their own with 31% vote? I am not from Congress or left or any political party.
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