Sack Education Minister too: NCP

Deshmukh is probably the first VC in the history of MU to have been dismissed from his post

Sonu Shrivastava

A day after removal of Mumbai University’s vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday said that merely fixing a responsibility on Sanjay Deshmukh for gross negligence and failure to announce the results of the March 2017 university exams in time would not suffice. The party demanded education minister Vinod Tawde should be sacked from the state cabinet as he is heading the higher and technical department which is equally responsible for the mess in declaration of result within stipulated period.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the government can’t put complete onus only on the Vice Chancellor as it would amount an excuse for education minister Vinod Tawde. “As the VC has been sacked, similarly Tawde also needs to be sacked. He is an incompetent minister. With bogus degree, he is doing bogus deeds in the education department,” Malik added. Deshmukh is probably the first VC in the history of MU to have been dismissed from his post.

NCP leader further added that MU holds a special place in the world map. As the university failed to declare the results on time which defamed the university. Deshmukh and Tawde are responsible for the mess in university. He reminded that the party had continuously demanded Deshmukh’s resignation but he had been shielded. However, he had been finally sacked. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis should take similar action against education minister.

Meanwhile, the students union has welcomed the move of the State governor and MU Chancellor Vidyasagar Rao. They also demanded the governor should revoke all the appointments made by Sanjay Deshmukh. The Students Law Council president Sachin Pawar said,”The Council appreciates the firm stand taken by Governor for removing the Vice Chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh for his gross negligence and inefficient handling of the On Screen Marking implemented in an arbitrary manner. This has set a wonderful precedent and has empowered the students at large.”
Pawar requested Rao that he should direct the University to take action against all the appointments made by Deshmukh so that new and worthy people may take charge and an enquiry to be set upon the same. The students union also demanded the company Meri Trac, which was responsible for this entire online evaluation mess and missing of 3600 supplements, should be blacklisted and no further work would be awarded to them.

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