We are herewith releasing the copy of the letter handed over to the President of India, seeking his intervention to resolve the current crisis in the Jawaharlal Nehru University. A delegation comprising Shri Digvijay Singh (INC), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), D Raja (CPI), K C Tyagi & Pawan Kumar Verma (JD-U), KTS Tulsi (nominated). Majid Memon (NCP) and Baishnab Parida (BJD) met the President at 6.30 p.m. today.
1. That at the end of the Motion, the following be added namely : “but regret that there is no mention in the Address about the serious situation arising in the Central Institutions of Higher education with specific reference to JNU, Hyderabad Central University and IIT Chennai."
2. That at the end of the Motion, the following be added namely: “but regret that there is no mention in the Address about the growing intolerance manifesting the violence and spread of communal polarization in the country."
Sitaram Yechury, Member of Parliament and Leader of CPI(M) Group in the Rajya Sabha has written the following letter to the President of India today requesting him not to sanction any ordinance bypassing parliamentary procedures. The CPI(M) has always opposed such `ordinance raj’. We are releasing the text of the letter for publication.
As for the Bills which are designed to combat corruption, after doing nothing for five years, the Government is now seeking the ordinance route. Moreover, the government could have easily extended the session of parliament by a few days to get them discussed and adopted.