IMPHAL, June 19 - Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh have assured a delegation of the Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) that they would look into the ongoing crisis in the Manipur University to bring about a long-lasting solution.
Governor Dr Heptulla and Chief Minister Singh gave the assurance during separate meetings with the MUSU representatives at the Raj Bhavan and the Chief Minister�s secretariat here on June 18, MUSU leaders said today.
�The Governor and the Chief Minister said they would take up the university issues at the higher levels and bring a solution in the interest of the students,� said MUSU president M Dayaman. The student body has been demanding replacement of varsity Vice Chancellor Prof Adya Pandey, alleging that he has failed to take any initiative for the development of the institution, leaving the university in a paralysed state. They have also launched an indefinite shutdown since May 31.
Meanwhile, MUSU functionaries have condemned the Vice Chancellor for making a statement to the press only after their agitation entered more than half a month in the university campus.
On Monday, Governor Dr Heptulla expressed the need to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Manipur University in the interest of the public.
Earlier, demanding immediate intervention into the ongoing crisis, the Manipur University Teachers� Association (MUTA) staged a sit-in protest at the varsity campus in Canchipur here. They also sought immediate intervention of the University�s Visitor and added that MUTA is in favour of administrative transparency.