BJP MLAs seek Delhi L-G Anil Baijal's intervention in issue of freezing of DU colleges' funding

Delhi BJP legislators met Lt Governor Anil Baijal and sought his intervention in the matter related to the freezing of funding of 28 DU-affiliated colleges.

PTI August 02, 2017 07:33:41 IST
BJP MLAs seek Delhi L-G Anil Baijal's intervention in issue of freezing of DU colleges' funding

New Delhi: A delegation of Delhi BJP legislators on Tuesday met Lt Governor Anil Baijal and sought his intervention in the matter related to the freezing of funding of 28 DU-affiliated colleges by the AAP government.

BJP MLAs seek Delhi LG Anil Baijals intervention in issue of freezing of DU colleges funding

File image of Anil Baijal. News18

The legislators led by Leader of Opposition in Assembly Vijender Gupta claimed that the Delhi government's action will affect 50,000 students.

"The Lt Governor has sought a detailed report from the government in the matter," Gupta said in a statement.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday directed the finance department of Delhi government to freeze the release of funds to 28 colleges due to non formation of governing bodies there.

Sisodia alleged that the Delhi University (DU) is "not willing" to have governing bodies in these colleges.

Gupta alleged that the Delhi government itself is responsible for non-formation of governing bodies at the colleges.

"It had sent the names for nominations to the governing bodies against the prescribed norms. Many of them were AAP workers," he said.

The delegation included the MLAs Jagdish Pradhan, OP Sharma and Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

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