Mysuru, April 26:- “It is a clear violation of rules as the University of Mysore (UoM) has suspended Prof Mahesh Chandra Guru of the Department of Journalism and Prof Aravinda Malagathi of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, UoM, without discussing the issue with Syndicate members,” said former MLC K C Puttasidda Shetty at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Thursday.
“The allegations that the professors attended election campaign are far from truth. They only attended an awareness programme. Being professors, it is their responsibility to attend such events. There was no poll campaign held, but the UoM Vice Chancellor and Registrar have suspended them listening to the rants of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The suspension orders should be withdrawn with immediate effect or else we will intensify the agitation in the coming days,” he added.
Dr Madhu, Sampath and Mahadevu were present. (KMR, NGB)