Congress threatens to gherao Mumbai University campus if results are not declared by 31 July

The Mumbai Congress on Friday threatened to 'gherao' the Mumbai University campus if the varsity does not declare results of all examinations by 31 July.

PTI July 29, 2017 10:31:36 IST
Congress threatens to gherao Mumbai University campus if results are not declared by 31 July

Mumbai: The Mumbai Congress on Friday threatened to 'gherao' the Mumbai University (MU) campus if the varsity does not declare results of all examinations by 31 July.

Congress threatens to gherao Mumbai University campus if results are not declared by 31 July

File image of Sanjay Nirupam. AFP

Talking to reporters, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chief Sanjay Nirupam said Education Minister Vinod Tawde and Minister of State for Education Ravindra Waikar should resign for the "inordinate delay" in declaration of results.

The Congress workers will 'gherao' the MU campus if the university does not declare results of all examinations by 31 July, he said.

Nirupam's remarks came a day after the university extended the non-instructional (lecture-free) days by four more days to concentrate on exam paper evaluation.

In a circular issued on Thursday evening, officiating director of examination Deepak Wasave extended the non-instructional days till 31 July, for the arts, law and commerce faculties.

The university has taken the decision in a bid to meet the 31 July deadline for result declaration set by Chancellor and Governor Vidyasagar Rao.

Earlier this week, firing a fresh salvo against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Maharashtra, bickering ally Shiv Sena sought resignation of Tawde and MU vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh over the 'mess' in the university's online assessment process.

Aaditya, Yuva Sena chief and the son of Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, met the governor at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday and sought action against Tawde, a senior BJP minister, and Deshmukh.

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