LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party today sought the Uttar Pradesh Governor's intervention in the admission of eligible students to Lucknow University's postgraduate courses, alleging discrimination against them for their political ideologies.
The SP made the demand during a meeting of its delegation with Governor Ram Naik.
The delegation also asked the Governor to ensure timely student union elections in the varsities across the state.
The delegation comprises SP leaders, including party's National Secretary Rajendra Chowdhury, MLC's Rajpal Kashyap, Sunil Yadav Sajan and Ahmad Hasan.
"The students are discriminated for their political ideologies. 28 eligible students were not given admission in PG courses in Lucknow university due to which their future will be affected. The students, sent to jail on fake charges, should be released, and seminars, meetings, discussions should not be banned in campuses," the SP MLC Rajpal Kashyap said.
They also demanded holding of student union polls in universities and said that resentment is brewing in youths due to policies of the BJP government against them.