Protesting FTII students scheduled to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday

The protesting Film and Television Institute of India students, who are demanding removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

New Delhi: The protesting Film and Television Institute of India students, who are demanding removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

Intensifying their stir, the FTII students earlier in the day marched from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street. They demanded an appointment with the senior officials of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to discuss the issue.

The students have been protesting against Chauhan's appointment since June 12, saying he lacked "vision and artistic credentials" to merit the post at the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

However, Chauhan, known for his role of 'Yudhishtira' in popular tele-serial "Mahabharat", has refused to step down, claiming he is well equipped for the job and that if Centre, which has appointed him tells him to go he will do so.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who visited the institute last week, had backed the students and accused the government of suppressing their demands.