STRONGLY CRITICISING University Vice-Chancellor RP Singh and dubbing him as ‘incompetent’, Transport Minister Naresh Agarwal urged Governor T V Rajeswar to sack him immediately for conspiring with certain political parties to destabilise the government and create student unrest and law and order problem in the State.
He urged the Governor to beware of ‘conspirators’ and maintain distance with them. The responsibility of scrutiny of students before admission was that of the V-C and if the LU students were criminals then why were they given admission, he asked.
Naresh Agarwal demanded a high-level inquiry into the credentials of the Vice-Chancellor and his links with political forces conspiring against the State Government.
Talking to reporters at his Mahanagar residence tonight, Naresh Agarwal strongly condemned the Vice-Chancellor for denying the students their democratic right of union elections and said that he should have taken the government and the Director General of Police into confidence before deciding on the sine die closure of the university and seven degree colleges and issuing the dictatorial order of getting the hostels vacated within 24 hours.
Some political leaders ha d met the President in Delhi, demanding dismissal of the Mulayam Government and imposition of President’s Rule and the V-C made ‘dictatorial and whimsical’ announcements soon afterwards in Lucknow. This could not be a mere coincidence, said Agarwal, claiming that Prof RP Singh was working at the behest of some vested political interests but the SP would not tolerate such unethical moves.
Announcing support to the agitating students, the minister said that the Vice-Chancellor should have behaved in a mature way as his whimsical order of getting the hostels vacated within 24 hours was causing a lot of trouble to students, particularly girls.
He urged the Home Minister to review the law and order situation of all states and discuss it in the Lok Sabha to set the record straight.