No comment on notice to university that hosted Rahul: MP CM
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Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 18:07
New Delhi: A day after Madhya Pradesh government issued a show-cause notice to the Vice Chancellor of a university in Indore where Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had attended a "political" programme, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan refused to comment on the development.

"I will not comment on the issue. The concerned ministry must have made some enquiry with the university," he said when asked by the media why the step was taken.

In the notice issued to VC of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), the state's Higher Education Department has asked why the university administration granted permission for holding a political programme on its own without bringing the matter to the knowledge of the state government.

On January 19, Rahul had interacted with the students of the DAVV in the university auditorium with an objective to encourage youths to join politics.

Congress general secretary and former MP CM Digvijay Singh, while criticising the state government's move, had said, "Chouhan should look at himself. A number of meetings of ABVP took place in colleges during his Chief Ministership there. Where had his honesty gone then?"

Asked to react to Digvijay's statement, Chouhan said that the Congress leader "has always shown too much interest in the state government's functioning".

On his government's move to remove "vulgar" hoardings from various places in Bhopal city, the Chief Minister said that the step was being taken as huge posters and banners showing scantily clad women had been put up at vantage points in the city and even outside women's colleges.

"This embarrassed our mothers and sisters to no end and therefore we have been removing such posters and advertisement hoardings. We are not indulging in any moral policing," he said.


First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010, 18:07

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