JNU to be renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose University? Subramanian Swamy calls it 'Cultural Revolution'

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016, 15:16 PM IST
JNU to be renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose University? Subramanian Swamy calls it 'Cultural Revolution'

New Delhi: Fireband Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday expressed happiness over Jawaharlal Nehru University's decision to give a go ahead to the renaming of the varsity's central library as BR Ambedkar Library following demands from BJP's student wing ABVP.

Swamy, who has often pitched for 'cleansing' of the prestigious university said, “Happy to be informed JNU central library will be re-named after Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Soon JNU as Netaji Bose U? Cultural Revolution!”

The Left-groups active on campus had termed the ABVP's demands "ironic" alleging that "it's weird on one hand the government is terrorising students who pursue Ambedkarite politics, while its student wing on the other hand is hell bent upon appropriating Ambedkar".

Earlier this year, the BJP MP had demanded that the JNU should be shut down for four months after the final examinations in May for "fumigating" the hostels by rejecting students who do not swear allegiance to the Indian Constitution.

Swamy had also said those students who have not graduated from bachelor's courses and those who have not got their master's degrees in three years should be expelled.