State Governor and Goa University Chancellor S.S. Siddhu has sought a report from the Vice-Chancellor on the controversy over Congress MP’s Rahul Gandhi’s meeting in the varsity campus earlier this week.
The direction came last evening, hours after University Registrar Mohan Sangodkar offered to quit owing responsibility for the political event in the varsity premises.
Raj Bhavan officials stated that Mr. Siddhu asked Vice-Chancellor Dilip Deobagkar to furnish a detailed report when the latter came to meet him last evening.
“Chancellor has been reading various newspaper reports on the controversy. He has asked VC to give a factual report on All India Congress Committee General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the campus,” N Radhakrishnan, Special Secretary to Governor, told PTI on Saturday.
He said the Chancellor wanted to know the actual fact behind the entire controversy.
Mr. Gandhi’s interaction with students at Goa University ground on January 19 and subsequent meeting with Youth Congress workers in the administrative building of the institute had kicked off a major row.
Main Opposition BJP had taken a strong objection to organising a political meet in the educational institute and sought the Registrar’s ouster.