PUDUCHERRY: DMK convener (North) S P Sivakumar said a delegation of his party will meet the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, who is the Rector of the Pondicherry University, and apprise him of the situation following the indefinite agitation by the students.
Addressing the students, who were squatting at the university main gate on the ninth day of the agitation on Tuesday, Sivakumar said they would inform the Rector about the students’ demands and urge him to fulfil it at the earliest to restore normalcy in the functioning of the university.
Earlier, he said some ‘extra constitutional authority’ was attempting to foment trouble in the university and they are trying to create havoc. These people should be exposed, he added.
Sivakumar said that party leaders Karunanidhi and M K Stalin deputed them and informed them that the DMK is wholeheartedly supporting the students’ agitation to fulfil their legitimate demands.
Earlier, convener (South), R Siva assured the students that the DMK party parliament member Tiruchi R Siva will raise the issue in the parliament and told them that the DMK will not remain a spectator in this issue.
Both the leaders condemned the police action against the students, who were peacefully protesting at the gate. The leaders assured them that the students can approach them any time if they receive any threat from rowdy elements.
Stir Enters 9th Day
The students of the Pondicherry Central University continued their agitation for the ninth day on Tuesday demanding more hostels, better amenities, protection of girl students and also seeking action against top authority who failed to initiate steps to hold talks with the students. The students gathered at both the gates of the university and squatted there raising slogans against the administration.