‘JP Nadda Go Back’: BJP Prez Faces Protest in Patna University’s Students Lathi charged

PATNA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President J P Nadda was welcomed by protesting students of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) in Patna on Saturday. The BJP head had gone to Patna college where he faced the irked students who demanded a rollback of the National Education Policy of 2020 and central status for Patna University.
Activists of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) today held a protest as BJP President JP Nadda came to Patna College, where he once studied. Raising slogans of “JP Nadda, wapas jao (go back)”, they demanded rollback of the National Education Policy of 2020, and grant of central status to Patna University.
The gherao being seen by BJP leaders as a “major security breach” that was “allowed by police” could be another point of friction in the ruling alliance. The BJP is a partner in the Bihar government led by JDU’s Nitish Kumar a partnership that hasn’t seen much bonhomie lately. In fact, central status for Patna University is a demand that Nitish Kumar has raised in the past, as have several other organisations across the political spectrum.

At the protest today, as students from the Leftist organisation AISA surrounded Mr Nadda, security personnel pushed through the crowd for him to move out. Mr Nadda, who graduated in political science from here and whose father worked at Patna University, was part of an alumni programme at the college seminar hall.
BJP leaders accompanying him were angry and said the police allowed the protesters to come near him. “Also, not a single woman cop was present when female students rolled on the ground before his vehicle,” said a local BJP leader. Mr Nadda landed in the state capital earlier in the day for a two-day convention of the BJP’s frontal organisations. The party held a roadshow, too, with him in the lead.
(With Media Report)

 

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