Social scientist Yogendra Yadav was on Wednesday sacked from the UGC for being a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. The government said his association with the apex body of higher education may give scope for the body’s “future politicisation.” Mr. Yadav was issued a show-cause notice by the HRD Ministry on September 4 citing conflict of interest. In his reply on September 10, Mr. Yadav wondered whether the Ministry would have acted with similar “zeal” had he joined the Congress. —PTI

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