Not just students, teachers of JNU also naxals: Swamytext_fields
New Delhi: After demanding that the dorms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi be raided for naxals and jehadis, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has come out with another controversial remark, stating that not only the students but also the professors of one of the country's premier educational institutes are 'naxalites'.
“Not only students, I am also calling JNU professors as naxal,” The Week quoted Swamy telling a news agency.
Swamy's controversial remarks came following unconfirmed reports that the HRD ministry had recently offered him the post of the Vice-Chancellor of JNU.
However, under the present law, the 76-year-old politician, known as a hardline Hindutva ideologue, is said to be ineligible for the post as the JNU Act 1966 lays down an age limit of 70 years for the prestigious post.
Soon after the reports came, Swamy had tweeted that the university needed an Anti-Narcotics Bureau on the campus to raid dorms and arrest naxals, jehadis and Elis. He further said that JNU should also have a Border Security Force camp, inviting flak from various corners.
Meanwhile, a First Post report said that Swamy wanted to be in active politics and a minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet.
“My mind is focused. I will be in politics. If they have to give me something then they could offer me a ministerial berth in the Union Cabinet,” Swamy was quoted as saying in the report.
In a tweet Swamy had said that there was no formal word from the government regarding the offer. "No formal offer nor will there be if the government cannot meet my pre-conditions,” he said.
He also came down heavily on the Left wing for opposing his appointment. "JNU VC episode demonstrates that the Left wing lunatic fringe feels marooned in the Hindutva educated youth ocean. Even migration no option!" he said in another tweet.
The JNU, which has been a red bastion ever since its inception in the 1960s, has produced several top Communist leaders in the country. The campus has been accused by the BJP leaders of being a breeding centre of the naxals, communists and anti-national elements.
In the recent campus election, BJP's student wing ABVP managed to win a seat after 14 years.