BANGALORE: The Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) decided to up the ante in its struggle to see Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Vice-Chancellor Dr H Maheshappa’s dismissed. A ‘Raj Bhavan Chalo’ march will be held on April 5 followed by a protest at the main VTU campus in Belgaum on April 7- a day before the varsity’s 11th convocation.
Speaking to the media here on Monday, ABVPs newly-elected state secretary Ramesh K called upon Governor H R Bhardwaj to take action against Maheshappa. “The fact that he lied about his marks was known to the search committee during his appointment. Even the High Court decreed that he lied. In spite of knowing all this, no action is being taken. What was the need of an inquiry committee to be set up under Justice Abhay Gohil when everything was clear?” he said.
He added the government was sitting quiet on reports submitted by various inquiry committees against former Mysore University VC Shashidhar Prasad, former Karnataka State Women’s University VC Saeeda Akhtar and former Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences VC P L Prabhakaran.
Ramesh said, “The seat sharing and the fee have been arranged in a manner profitable to the private managements. We urge the government to withdraw the hike.”