Ghanaian congressman says UP vice-chancellor is affiliated with RSS
Ghanaur Congressman Madan Lal Jalalpur alleged on Wednesday that Professor Arvind, vice-chancellor of the University of Punjabi, was affiliated with Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Jalalpur, who called for VC’s impeachment, brought the allegations to Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Professor Arvind during the CM’s first visit to the university. Jalalpur did not relent until after Channi intervened and appeased him.
Earlier today, police arrested gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana from the University of the Punjabi before CM arrived at the scene. Sidhana said he and four other people accompanying him were arrested and taken to a police station before being released after “about four hours”.
Sidhana said he came to ask CM Channi questions as he said anyone can meet him. “I was a student at Punjabi University and had reached Guru Tegh Bahadur Hall. I had a list of questions I wanted to ask. I had gone to CM to ask about the university financial crisis of Rs 150 crore, which Channi had said he would tackle. I also wanted to ask that while the Punjab was in deep debt, where will the money come from for the gifts announced by CM. I also wanted to ask about the drug problem and sand prices, ”he said.
Meanwhile, during the visit to the university, Channi announced the implementation of the “Punjab education model” across the state in addition to “strengthening the basic infrastructure of public educational institutions. by pulling them out of the financial crisis ”.
Declaring to take over the financial responsibility of the university to the tune of Rs 150 crore, the CM announced “the annual grant of Rs 240 crore as part of the efforts to bail out the university from the fiscal mess.”
Speaking to teachers, staff and students at the university’s Guru Tegh Bahadur room, the CM said that “the monthly university aid grant has been increased to Rs 20 crore from Rs 9.5 crore “.
Welcoming the efforts of the university to ensure the development of the Punjabi language in addition to quality higher education for students from disadvantaged economic backgrounds, Channi said: “Previous governments, especially some MCs, have not taken no measures to help the university overcome the crisis. It is for this very reason that the university – a proud flagship of the Punjabi mother tongue got caught up in a financial mess of the worst kind. “
Channi added that the state promotes the Punjabi language in a significant way.
In his speech, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that “a kind of history has been written by the CM which brought an end to this two-decade-old problem within two months of taking office.”
Meanwhile, a group of unemployed ETT / TET teachers protested during CM Channi’s visit to Punjabi University. The police had to use soft force to disperse the demonstrators.