A delegation of National Students Union India (NSUI), a students’ wing of Congress, met vice-chancellor of Nagpur University S P Kane demanding to remove photographs of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis from the varsity’s website.
The NSUI members alleged that both the leaders did not fulfill their promises of creating two lakh jobs besides, carving out a separate state of Vidarbha.
Both – Gadkari and Fadnavis have brought laurels to the university and find a mention in the glorious alumni list on the NU’s website.
However, the NSUI members said that these leaders have made false promises and therefore should not be portrayed as the role models.
NSUI activist Ajit Singh said, it has been proved beyond doubt that both the leaders are not going to fulfill their promises. It also makes clear that they lied to us, he said.
The protagonists of Vidarbha statehood came in support of NSUI’s demand. Former advocate general of Maharashtra and a staunch supporter of statehood, Shreehari Aney opined that photographs of leaders, especially at the time when they are in the office, should not be displayed on public portals. However, there are some offices like the PMO and the CM, which deserve respect, he added.
Former MLA from Katol Ashish Deshmukh also flayed Gadkari and Fadnavis stating that both the leaders failed to fulfill the aspirations of the youths of Vidarbha. They could have created job opportunities and carved out a separate state, but that is not done, which is unfortunate, he said.