Shimla: Taking the vice-chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University to task, Communist Party Marxists has sought the election commission attention and demanded immediate censuring for having turned the institutes foundation day into a political function to suit interests of the ruling party.
Spokesman Tikender Panwar said, CPI(M) has asked the election commission to take into possession the audio visual record of HPU foundation day function into possession before it was destroyed.
Our stands has been vindicated about having sought the election commission attention in appointing an observer for the function for the lurking fear that the it would be used to prop up the ensuing state assembly election campaign of BJP, he said.
CPIM has claimed that the function was misused with slogans like , ‘Narender Modi would be the next Prime Minister of India’, Shiv Raj Chauhan would continue to be the CM in MP emanating from the stage and the hall.
One chief patron of the function and a cohort of the VC went to the extent of even announcing BJP’s ‘mission repeat’ slogan in the official function of the varsity,” claimed Tikender. CPIM has asked for an immediate intervention by Election Commission of India,” he added.
The party has condemned the vice-chancellor for publicly stating that teachers and the students must be disarmed politically but at the same time is involved in carrying out BJPs political agenda, said Tikender.
Meanwhile Congress backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) has sought intervention of Chancellor Urmila Singh to monitor HPU activities for the university authorities had used the foundation day function as a campaign vehicle.
“The Vice-chancellors acts of omission and commission need to be corrected in the interest of the institution, Congress and NSUI warns the university authorities not be become part of BJP’s mission repeat campaign,” said Ajay Chauhan, NSUI campus president.