Friday, March 25, 2016
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in a memorandum to the President Pranab Mukherjee sough his intervention to ensure that the HRD Minister did not become ‘Hindu Rashtra Development Ministry’.
Yechuri in his memorandum requested Pranab Mukherjee to remove P.Appa Rao from the post whose return to the campus coincided with a fresh impasse there. The President is the appointing authority in this case. ‘There is an ongoing dispute with the newly appointed Vice Chancellor. The students, faculty and the entire university community have been agitating for redressing the circumstances that led to the tragic suicide of a bright research scholar Rohit Vemula, he said in his memorandum.