Chandigarh December 19, 2018. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex City MP and the senior most member of the Punjab University Senate has said that the way certain Congress Leaders politicized the recent election to Punjab University Syndicates in the name of “Congress vs. Non – Congress” is most unfortunate. He said that he has been in the Punjab University Senate for the last about 40 years and has worked with Senior Parliamentarian like Dr. Gurdial Singh Dhillon, Sh. Jagan Nath Kaushal, Dr. Ram Prakash, Sh. Kamal Chaudhary etc. etc. who were Senior Congress Leader but they never conducted the Punjab University Senate elections on Political Lines, the way it has been done by certain Congress Leaders this line.
In a statement issued here today Sh. Jain said that the Educational Institutions like Punjab University are meant to conduct their affairs in a Non – Political manner, inspite of the fact that many of its members belong to different Political Parties. Punjab University has been known for that for a quite long time but, unfortunately for the first time an attempt was made to hold the elections in the name of “Congress Unity” and the so called alliance against “BJP – RSS”, which was never the case before.
He said that this trend started by various Congress Leaders, posses a big challenge to all those who stand against politicization of the University Bodies. He said that it is interesting that though a slogan was given to give it a colour of Congress vs. BJP but those who aligned themselves in the name of Congress Unity like “Mahagathbandhan” at the national level, dumped even those who had no connection with the BJP and RSS, only with a view to capture the Punjab University Syndicate for their personal selfish motives.
Mr. Jain said that he and his friends will continue opposing the politicization of Punjab University especially the unholy alliance of two dynamically opposed groups in the name of Congress Unity. He said that he appeals to all the forces within and outside the University to come together and collectively oppose such type of trends which has the potential of converting the highest decision making Academic Body of such a prominent University into a Municipal Committee or a Municipal Corporation.
He said that BJP, RSS stands for autonomy of the Educational Institutions, on Non – Political lines and will oppose all attempts by certain vested political interest to make the Punjab University Senate and Syndicate, a wing of the Congress Party or for that matter of any Political party.