AIADMK Crisis: TN Governor meets Rajnath Singh

Amid an ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu the Governor C Vidyasagar Rao met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on September 19.

A day after the disqualification of 18 MLAs  owing allegiance to the rebel AIADMK(All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagamleader) TTV Dhinakaran, Rao met the Home Minister at his residence in New Delhi. According the TOI, the Governor informed the Home Minister about the current political development in Tamil Nadu, in the 20-minute meeting.

Rao arrived a day earlier in Delhi and met President Ram Nath Kovind and the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.  The opposition parties and the and the rebels of the AIADMK legislators have urged the Governor to convene the assembly for a floor test at the earliest. Rao is yet to take a decision on the Chief Minister K. Palaniswami  vote of confidence.

The disqualified MLAs accused Palaniswami of being corrupt and  said they had no confidence in him.

The Governor is scheduled to fly on the afternoon of September 19 to Chennai, where he will meet the CM to discuss his approach on summoning the assembly .

Mumbai University misses deadline to announce examination results, faces flak

Mumbai University, on July 31st, has failed to meet the deadline set by Chancellor and Governor, C Vidyasagar Rao, to announce results of all the examinations held. As per a statement issued by MU on July 30th, a backlog of over 3.2 lakh papers has been recorded.

According to India Today, A representative at the MU stated, “The Mumbai University has received the help of the universities of Nagpur, Pune, Aurangabad and Kolhapur, and the speed of the work has accelerated. Of the total 17,36,145 answer sheets, 90% have been evaluated and 3,25,305 answer sheets will be evaluated soon.”

The University has declared 153 out of 477 results in numerous streams. The bulk of the pending results is found to be in the commerce division.

Mumbai University’s Vice Chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh implemented the new online assessment system, which is believed to be the main purpose for the delay of the examination results. The Maharashtra Government, ordered an inquiry against him on Friday to check the causes of the elongated delay. Minister of State for Higher Education, Ravindra Waikar has assured speedy assessment of this issue through the inquiry.

State Education Minister, Vinod Tawde reinforced that maximum efforts are being taken by the government to declare the results of the final year courses and measures will be implemented to ensure that no delay will occur in the next session.

NDTV stated that threats were made to ‘gherao’ the university campus, by the Mumbai Congress, if the results aren’t announced by the 31st of July.

Sources: India Today, NDTV

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