Overall, BJP is expecting a crowd of around 4 lakh at the rally, among which at least one lakh would be youths.
During the meeting, Minister Chander Parkash Ganga referred to the alleged denial of permission to ABVP activists to organise a blood donation camp on the campus.
ABVP and Left-backed student groups had clashed on the campus over the screening of director Vivek Agnihotri’s film Buddha in a Traffic Jam, triggering off chaos — some girls were allegedly molested.
The rally organised by the ABVP state unit on Monday to protest against “growing anti-nationalism in educational institutions”, accused JU students of targeting a Dalit, Sandip Das, due to his caste.
The ABVP has announced that it will hold a protest-rally tomorrow from Golpark to the Jadavpur university campus.
NSUI activists also held a demonstration on Jammu University campus with slogans against the state government.
The organisers of the event said they are planning to report the incident to the police and principal Saturday.
In the presence of BJP’s organising secretary for Punjab Dinesh Kumar, the newly elected members took an oath to take charge of the election preparation for Panjab University.
The elections for the district and the state units of NSUI would start after the membership drive ends on April 8.
According to sources in ABVP, the decision to hold the campaign was taken at a national workshop of the organisation’s office-bearers, held in Bhopal on March 17.
In a turnaround, the principal said that the letter written by him to police contained a “typographical error”.
However, journalism students of the institute were in no mood to be swayed by the “nationalist” appeal of ABVP as they directed a barrage of questions at Singh asking him tough questions about Kanhaiya Kumar, Manusmriti, branding people as anti-national and so on.
Kumar made the comments while speaking at a symposium on ‘The assault on thought’, organised by the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT).
‘The aim of the seminar is to inform students about the facts that the media has not highlighted so far,’ Sanjeet Singh Patel, who belongs to the ABVP, claimed.
According to some ABVP office-bearers, if resentment within the outfit’s ranks began to build up after “mishandling” of the Vemula episode, it peaked after Kumar’s arrest and the events that followed.