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MP varsity in trouble for inviting Rahul

india Updated: Jan 22, 2010 00:40 IST
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The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is angry with a state-run university in Indore for allowing Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to interact with students on its campus on Tuesday.

“I have asked Commissioner Higher Education to inquire from the vice-chancellor of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala how permission was given for a political function of a particular party,” Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma told HT on Thursday.

Vice-chancellor Ajit S Sehrawat said, “Gandhi was invited because he is a youth icon” and that politicians were kept out of the function.

“Rahul Gandhi did not urge students to join the NSUI (National Students Union of India) or Congress,” state party spokesman Arvind Malviya said.