Row erupts as Osmania University rejects authorization for Rahul Gandhi’s go to; Congress sees KCR hand

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BRAND-NEW DELHI: A major row has erupted over the cancellation of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s proposed see to Hyderabad’s Osmania University.
Rahul Gandhi, who was expected to check out the university on May 7 to connect with the trainees, was on Sunday rejected consent by the officials to go to the campus.
The decision left the grand old party outraged, with several student Congress activists staging protests around the university school on Monday.
Fuming over the cancellation, Telangana Congress president Revanth Reddy alleged that primary minister K Chandrasekhar Rao “pressured” the university authorities to deny consent to Rahul Gandhi’s conference.
The university, nevertheless, stated the visit was cancelled due to different reasons, consisting of the university’s Executive Council passing a resolution last year not to enable any political activity on the school.
A university official added that election of some employees unions have been arranged, assessments for specific courses were underway and a section of trainees are likewise getting ready for recruitment tests recently announced by the state government.
NSUI activists jailed
Following the university’s refusal of authorization to Rahul, the celebration’s trainees’ wing (National Students Union of India-NSUI) held mad protests on Sunday.
A group of activists apparently assailed stones at the main door of the university’s administrative structure, which resulted in the arrest of 18 protesters.
Telangana Congress president Reddy stated Rahul is now preparing to satisfy the apprehended NSUI leaders on May 7 to speak to them on issues dealt with by trainees.
The state Congress president stated a letter has been sent to the prison superintendent seeking authorization for Rahul Gandhi to fulfill the arrested NSUI leaders.
On Monday, more NSUI activists staged protests at the university school over the rejection of consent to Rahul along with the arrest of their fellow leaders.
The objecting NSUI members, who raised slogans against the TRS federal government and the university authorities, were also removed by the authorities.
Meanwhile, Congress shared a letter written by OU Registrar to Koturi Manavatha Roy– among the applicants for Gandhi’s meeting. The letter said it was not practical for the university to accord consent for the conference.
(With inputs from agencies)

Released at Mon, 02 May 2022 08:26:37 -0400