Shillong, Feb 14 (PTI) Meghalaya BJP today slammed AICCgeneral secretary Rahul Gandhi�s �recruitment� meeting at anacademic campus in Shillong and said he was misusing hispower.
�The BJP is shocked over Rahul Gandhi�s visit to NorthEastern Hill University (NEHU) campus which today turned intoa Congress Party office with party flags all around theuniversity campus. The Congress party is misusing its powerand AICC general secretary is politicizing the academiccampuses throughout the country,� BJP general secretaryDipayan Chakraborty said.
He said that NEHU was not a place for politicalmeetings. �It is exclusively for education and Rahul Gandhisurely is not a visiting Professor to take a class forstudents of NEHU�.
�Why should university authorities be providing him aforum to indulge in such recruitment drive for the Congressstudent wing? It is for the University authority now toexplain how they have allowed such political function to beorganized in the University premise?� he asked.
Rahul Gandhi�s interaction here with students heresparked a controversy after the media was kept out of theprogramme, prompting them to boycott it.
NEHU vice chancellor�s office feigned ignorance aboutthe interaction which was held at the convention hall of theuniversity.
�We don�t know what the meeting is all about. TheCongress would know it better,� the VC�s office said.
Coordinator for Gandhi�s visit D Geetha Krishnan toldreporters that the �meeting had nothing to do with theCongress. It is a casual interaction with the students.�
However, after the interaction, NSUI activists were seendistributing membership forms among the students.
During the interaction, Rahul Gandhi encouraged thestudents to join the Congress, students who attended saidlater. He also took questions on various subjects ranging fromcorruption, terrorism, politics and the Northeast. PTIRTJ CR