The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 19
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has strongly criticized the Governor’s decision on the Punjab Agriculture University VC controversy. AAP Punjab’s chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang said that the governor’s order is completely unconstitutional and illegal.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, Kang said that as per Section 15A of the Punjab and Haryana Agriculture Act 1970, the authority to appoint the VC of Punjab Agriculture University rests with the Board of Management of the University and not with the Governor. The Board of Management does not require any permission from the Chancellor (Governor) to appoint a VC. The Governor can neither appoint nor remove the VC of PAU.
Kang said that Governor Banwarilal Purohit is working at the behest of the BJP and he is deliberately interfering in the day-to-day functioning of the government. The Governor is doing this with the aim of defaming the AAP government.
Kang told the governor that if he wants to do politics, then should officially contest the elections on the BJP symbol. Do not disrespect the dignity of the post of Governor. Kang appealed to the President of India that the Punjab Governor is acting as a political agent of the BJP, so he should be sacked immediately.
Kang also questioned Congress and asked whether Congress supports this decision of the Governor? Will Congress leaders this time also speak the language of BJP leaders like BJP’s B-team? If not then Punjab Congress should give its clarification on this matter.