New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will take the battle over the JNU row and the alleged targetting of students in various parts of the country to President Pranab Mukherjee when he meets him on Thursday.
Accompanied by senior leaders and also young MPs of the party, the Congress vice-president is expected to highlight the "lawlessness" in Delhi in the wake of Patiala House court attacks and the way the government has handled the JNU row as also the Rohith Vemula suicide and the agitation in FTII in Pune.
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of the party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge are expected to accompany Rahul, party sources told PTI.
On Wednesday, Congress had demanded immediate removal of Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi after the scuffle outside Patiala House Court complex for the second time in a week. Citing the attacks in Patiala House court, Congress on Wednesday had alleged that 'jungle raj' is prevailing in Delhi.
JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar and some journalists were attacked in the court complex by rowdy lawyers on Wednesday. Despite instructions by the apex court to ensure security at the Patiala House Court, where violent men in black robes had attacked journalists on Monday, Delhi Police failed to prevent the attack on Kumar, who has been accused of sedition.
On Monday too, journalists were attacked by such elements. The Congress vice-president had led protests over the Rohith Vemula issue in Hyderabad and also the FTII students agitation in Pune.