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Congress to defy ban, hold meetings on Osmania University campus

Congress, which is adopting a bellicose attitude towards the ruling TRS following Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting held at Sangareddy, has decided to flex its muscles again by holding a meeting on the OU

Published: 12th June 2017 04:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2017 04:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Congress, which is adopting a bellicose attitude towards the ruling TRS following Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting held at Sangareddy, has decided to flex its muscles again by holding a meeting on the Osmania University campus with unemployed youth.

By doing so the party wants to woo the university student leaders who are unhappy with the ban on non-academic meetings on the campus.

Taking strong exception to OU authorities’ circular prohibiting non-academic meetings on the campus, the Congress on Sunday announced that it would soon hold a public meeting on the campus with unemployed youth to protect freedom of expression of students.

“Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is unable to enter the OU, which acted as a nerve centre for Telangana movement, following his government’s anti-people policies. He is, therefore, adopting a vindictive attitude towards OU students by banning non-academic meetings,” Congress leader T Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy told mediapersons here.

Reddy alleged that the government was adopting coercive methods to stifle the voice of dissent on the OU campus similar to the way it was doing in the case of dharna chowk at Indira Park.

The government banned non-academic meetings at OU after knowing that the Congress was planning to organise a public meeting with Rahul Gandhi on the university campus, Reddy alleged.

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