Lucknow: The student wing of Samajwadi Party on Sunday announced to launch a week-long campaign across the
state against "commercialisation of education".
"Both the governments at the Centre and the state are
following the policy of commercialisation of education,
depriving children belonging to minorities, poor families,
backward classes and farming community from education," state
unit SP president Akhilesh Yadav told reporters here.
To highlight the issue, party`s student wing Samajwadi
Chattra Sabha would hold a campaign in all colleges and
universities in the state between October 26 and November 1,
"New universities are being set up in Uttar Pradesh in
private sector, but the criteria for establishing such
institutions is not clear," Yadav said.
He alleged that the state government was least concerned
with the plight of students and was only concentrating on
statues and stones.
Without naming AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Yadav
said, "There is a youth leader at the Centre who at Aligarh
Muslim University had said that young leaders should come
forward. Now when students are observing hunger strike
demanding restoration of student union, there is no word from