Rahul assures NIT students he will pressure govt to solve their problems

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016,11:46 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi assured agitating outstation students of NIT Srinagar he would raise in Parliament their concerns about safety on the campus and put pressure on the government to resolve their problems.

The party has also decided send a delegation to HRD Minister Smriti Irani over the issue soon. Met students & parents from NIT Srinagar who expressed concern over the safety & security of students on campus. I assured them that the Congress Party would raise their concerns & put pressure on the Govt to resolve the matter, Gandhi said on Twitter.

Party spokesperson RPN Singh, who accompanied the students along with some office bearers of the NSUI to Gandhi’s residence, said a delegation of Congress leaders party’s including chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajasthan PCC chief Sachin Pilot, party’s communication department chief Randeep Surjewala and others will meet Irani to discuss the issue.

We will seek an appointment with the HRD minister soon and apprise her about the situation. Security is a basic thing and any Indian student must be able to study anywhere in the country. Rahul ji assured the students that Congress will raise the issue in Parliament and take up the matter with the government with all earnestness so that their grievances are redressed, Singh told.

Parents of some of the students also accompanied them during their meeting with Gandhi. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha today Scindia said students do not trust Jammu and Kashmir Police since they brutally lathicharged them and he wanted to know from the Home Minister when the CRPF will be fully deployed on the campus.