INTENSIFYING its crusade against corruption, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) launched a youth forum—Youth against Corruption—in New Delhi on May 12. Apart from generating awareness among the masses, the forum will lead countrywide agitation against corruption and black money stashed away in foreign banks. A draft bill has also been prepared by the forum on black money and the Central government would be pressurised to introduce it in the coming session of the Parliament.
ABVP national general secretary Shri Umesh Dutt declared Shri Sunil Bansal as national convener and Dr Rashmi Singh as co-convener of this newly launched forum. The ABVP has started a nationwide agitation corruption from May 15 and it will continue till May 30.
In the presence of national organising secretary Shri Sunil Ambekar, senior ABVP leader Shri Vishnu Dutt Sharma released a list of corrupt Vice Chancellors of different Universities. Presently, the list has 25 names and some more names will be added into it in coming days. ABVP claimed that it has documentary evidences regarding the financial and administrative irregularities of these corrupt VC’s. Kamlakar Singh, vice chancellor of Bhoj Open University, Madhya Pradesh, is at the top of this list. The other corrupt VCs include Dr Maheshappa (Karnataka), Dr Sayed Akhtar (Bijapur, Karnataka), Dr Shashidhar Prasad (Mysore, Karnataka), PS Prabhakaran (Bengaluru), Shri Gopal Reddy (Palmur, Andhra Pradesh), Smt Kusum Kumar (Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh), Dr BA Prajapati (Surat, Gujarat), Dr Parimal Trivedi (Ahmedabad, Gujarat), Prof. SK Singh (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh), Prof. MP Pandey (Raipur, Chhattisgarh), Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharya (Silchar, Assam), Kardarp Kumar Deka (Dibrugarh, Assam), Dr Arvind Kumar (Magadh University, Bihar), Dr Prema Jha (Bhagalpur, Bihar), Dr Dinesh Prasad Sinha (Chhapra, Bihar), Dr RP Sharma (Chhapra, Bihar), Dr Father Baini Ekka (Chaibasa, Jharkhand), Dr Manoj Mishra (Lucknow, UP), Dr AK Mittal (Lucknow, UP), Prof PK Abdul Aziz (Aligarh, UP), Prof. Arun Kumar (Gorakhpur, UP), Prof NC Gautam (Gorakhpur, UP), Prof. CC Bartawal (Nainital, Uttarakhand) and Dr Navin Mahato (Jodhpur, Rajasthan).