Subramanian Swamy's tweets on JNU spark controversy

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New Delhi, Sept 24: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday, Sept 24 embroiled himself into a controversy when he posted tweets about JawaharLal Nehru University (JNU).

While commenting about the post of JNU's Vice Chancellor being offered to him, Swamy said that there is no question of his considering the offer unless he is allowed to rusticate 'anti-national students'.

Subramanian Swamy

He tweeted, "PTs are overwhelmingly against my accepting JNU VC post. No question of my considering unless allowed to rusticate anti- national students."

"I think JNU needs an Anti Narcotics Bureau campus branch office to raid dorms and arrest Naxals, jehadis and Elis. BSF camp also", he said in another tweet.

[Subramanian Swamy in race for JNU VC post?]

On Wednesday, Sept 23, there were reports that Swamy is being considered for the coveted post of the Vice Chancellor of JNU, by the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

The current VC S K Sopory is set to retire in January next year. As per the rules, a panel of names selected by the committee is sent to the President ( who is Visitor of the central varsities) by the HRD Ministry before the announcement of the new VC.

The advertisements for inviting applications from the interested candidates for appointment of the new VC was given in August this year.

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