1. IIT Madras ban revoked, Rahul Gandhi takes another dig at Narendra Modi govt

IIT Madras ban revoked, Rahul Gandhi takes another dig at Narendra Modi govt

Rahul Gandhi today said that the Narendra Modi government is "on the back foot" after the lifting of a ban on a students' group at IIT Madras even as he hailed the development as a "big win for students".

By: | Published: June 8, 2015 3:11 PM
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IIT Madrid row: Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Narendra Modi government after the institute found itself at the centre of a controversy for de-recognising APSC . (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi today said that the Narendra Modi government is “on the back foot” after the lifting of a ban on a students’ group at IIT Madras even as he hailed the development as a “big win for students”.

“Ban friendly Modi Sarkar on back foot. IIT Study Circle ban lifted. Big win for students,” the Congress Vice President said in a tweet.

The premier technological institute had yesterday revoked the ban on a students’ group, the de-recognition of which had triggered a row. The institute also appointed a professor as its faculty advisor as it brought an end to the more than a week-long standoff.

Lifting of the ban on Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC) and appointment of Professor Miland Brahme as Advisor came after a meeting between the Dean of Students and representatives of the students’ group yesterday.

IIT Madrid had found itself at the centre of a controversy after it de-recognised APSC, many of whose members are Dalits, following a complaint that it was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union HRD Minster Smriti Irani also came under fire from political parties, including Congress and students’ bodies, for the action against IIT Madras group.

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    Shiv Sarma
    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:16 am
    Media, specially Macaulay's children variety, seem to have vested interest in keeping Rahul in the news. Their discomfort with Modi and BJP's keeping them out of the corridors of power literally and otherwise, is understandable given the CRONY Journalism with the UPA specially the INC , over the last decade if not longer. ets of of certain owners and Anchors etc if and when revealed will say it all. Sinking Rahul and INC revival is their only hope. After all INC still has 44 Lok Sabha seats. The second coming of Kejriwal with the media over exposure did give Media some hope. Now they have their next project in Bihar with NITISH& LALU and the New Janata Experiment. Best of Luck Boys. PATHETIC.
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    1. Ramadoss Kothandaraman Seethapathi
      Jun 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm
      even after 100 years neither Congress nor BJP will have firm footing in tamilnadu:Both these parties r running behind singala gang:Anti Tamil troups will pay the price for it:Let Rahul sit in the opposition always..Next election BJP will be no where
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        ganesh
        Jun 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm
        IIT Madrid ..... what $h.t now i am derecognise to you
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          t p
          Jun 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm
          Dalit politics must end . Nehru family's corrupt chamche must be exiled. How long common citizen would pay the price of Ambedkar's mistake of adopting a dalit child & giving him a plateform to rise . A revolution to finish the reservation is need of the time. *** Jai Hind ***
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          1. Ramamurthi Kolagunta
            Jun 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm
            IITs are autonomous insutions. Their actions or otherwise cannot be guided b any Gov't, state or centre, unless it is a case of consutional impropriety. Further IITs do not allow any politics in student groups, since students have come to the insute to acquire knowledge and not play politics. IIT has revoked the ban order after obtaining an undertaking from the erring students. Rahul is trying to politicise the w issue. It shows his poor grasp of situations, highlighting his immaturity.
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