DPS expels Salman Khurshid
The Delhi Public School Society expelled prominent Congress leader Salman Khurshid from its membership for indulging in “anti-DPS activities”.Updated: Sep 02, 2008, 22:51 IST
The Delhi Public School (DPS) Society on Monday expelled prominent Congress leader Salman Khurshid from its membership for indulging in “anti-DPS activities”.
The move comes in when the DPS management is courting controversy after the death of two students in the last two days. Khursheed confirmed reports that he had been expelled.
“I raised my voice against the commercialisation of education and that was termed as anti-DPS,” said Khursheed.
“There are 11 schools which the DPS society owns and runs. The other 119 are franchisees run by other societies,” he added.
He said the DPS society gets paid by the franchises for using its name.
“The schools pay lakhs of rupees every year to get affiliation from the society. So the society cannot claim to be a non-profit making organisation,” Khursheed said.
“The society should make these schools a part of the DPS Society so that they don’t have to pay money every year.”
DPS Society chairperson Ashok Chandra denied that Khurshid had been expelled.
“There is no word such as expel in the Society’s charter. A notice has been sent to him (Khurshid) and if the notice takes affect within a month, he will have to withdraw his membership,” said Chandra.
Khurshid will now go to court to challenge his expulsion from the DPS Society.