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Pressure mounts on V-C

CLOSE ON the heels of the Vidhan Sabha on Monday unanimously authorising Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to take measures to deal with situation in the Lucknow University, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey convened a meeting of leaders of all parties in the Vidhan Sabha and decided to depute district administration officials to talk to Lucknow University Vice-Chancellor RP Singh to resolve the issue.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2006 01:55 IST

He is ruining LU, says CM CLOSE ON the heels of the Vidhan Sabha on Monday unanimously authorising Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to take measures to deal with situation in the Lucknow University, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey convened a meeting of leaders of all parties in the Vidhan Sabha and decided to depute district administration officials to talk to Lucknow University Vice-Chancellor RP Singh to resolve the issue. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, leader of the opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Lalji Tandon, leader of the Congress and BSP legislature parties Pramod Tiwari and Swami Prasad Maurya, Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan. All the leaders expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation in the Lucknow University and squarely blamed the vice-chancellor for the same. Talking to Hindustan Times after the meeting, Lalji Tandon said all the leaders were unanimous in their opinion that the V-C could have done better if he had behaved in a more responsible manner and given priority to students? interests. Earlier in the day, the Vidhan Sabha unanimously passed a resolution authorising the Chief Minister to take any measures needed to improve the situation on the LU campus. The resolution also sought to stop the vice-chancellors of other state universities from taking similar decisions without taking the Government into confidence. The resolution was moved on the initiative of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan, who congratulated the police officers for showing restraint Continued on page 2