Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislative Council was adjourned twice on Thursday after the Opposition strongly demanded suspension of Mumbai University`s Vice-Chancellor Rajan Welukar for a series of good-ups.
Soon after the debate on the Budget got over, Shiv Sena’s
Deepak Sawant through point of order apprised the House about
blunders committed by the university recently including
leaking of a paper in the university exam.
"Some students did not receive hall tickets on time, some
students complained of change in examination centres without
intimation. Besides, there was a paper leak," he lamented.
Demanding immediate suspension of Welukar, Opposition
MLCs Vinod Tawade, Diwakar Raote, Ramdas Kadam, Neelam Gorhe
among others went to the well of the House and shouted slogans
vidyapeeth bachao, Welukar hatao (Save the University and
The Opposition MLCs also demanded the Higher and
Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope to make the
announcement of Welukar’s suspension today itself, leading to
adjournment of the House twice.
The proceedings of the House began after Tope assured
the House that the sentiments of the legislators would be
conveyed to the Governor K Sankarnarayan who is also the
Chancellor of the Universities.