ALLEGING “undue interference” from the Centre in functioning of universities, BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said both BJP and ruling Samajwadi Party are trying to disturb and communalise the atmosphere of higher education institutes with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections.
Citing the example of Allahabad University, where Vice-Chancellor R L Hangloo has threatened to resign due to alleged political interference on the issue of admission procedure by BJP MPs, the former CM said the BJP government is trying to disturb the atmosphere of campuses in order to impose the “divisive, hateful and casteist” agenda of the RSS.
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In a statement, Mayawati said the interference of the central government into universities has increased in the past two years and it has led to “politicisation” of campuses, which have turned into into “wrestling grounds” for political parties. Names of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad University have already been maligned in the past because of this, she added.
The BSP chief said the Union HRD Ministry and the state government should work seriously to normalise the tension in Allahabad University as the two will be held responsible for any further disturbance.
Meanwhile, Mayawati also demanded that the central government must bring back liquor baron Vijay Mallya from UK to face the court for his crimes, or it will be proved that the NDA conspired with the industrialist by letting him escape.