New Delhi, January 9: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday demanded the removal of Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). M Jagadesh Kumar. The senior BJP leader in a tweet, lashed out at Kumar for being “adamant and not “implementing the government’s proposal to resolve fees issue”. JNU Violence Aftermath: 'Sedition Case' Registered Against Unknown People For Holding 'Free Kashmir' Poster During Protest Inside Mysore University.
Joshi said, “Reports are, that the HRD ministry had twice advised the JNU VC to implement certain reasonable and working formula for resolving the issue of enhanced fees in JNU.” Adding further, the former HRD minister called it shocking that the JNU VC is adamant for not implementing the government proposal. He stated, “This attitude is deplorable, and in my opinion, such a VC should not be allowed to continue on his post."
Murli Manohar Joshi's Tweet:
— Murli Manohar Joshi (@drmmjoshibjp) January 9, 2020
The JNU student union was also demanding the removal of the VC. Earlier, in the day, student union delegation led by its president Aishe Ghosh met Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry regarding their demand. However, the meeting ended inconclusively. However, the ministry rejected JNUSU’s demand and said that the removal of Kumar was not a solution.
JNU students then took out a protest march from Mandi house. Several students were detained by the Delhi Police when they were marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan. Ghosh said that they would not compromise over their demand seeking the ouster of the VC.
On Sunday, a mob of 50 people entered the university as thrashed students on the campus. The JNUSU president was also injured in the attack. Till now, no arrest has been made in the case.