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Rahul to seek President's intervention to end FTII row

Published by Metro India News Online on August 13, 2015 17:21:21 PM

Intensifying his attack on the BJP government on the FTII issue, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday charged the RSS with "capturing educational institutions built on merit in the last six decades to destroy them."

The Congress vice president will lead a delegation to President Pranab Mukherjee to seek his intervention over the FTII students' stir against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the FTII, Congress sources said.

"I don't know what qualities the government sees in him (Chauhan). It is thrusting mediocrity on the country. We will not allow it," said Rahul who had earlier also visited FTII to support the demand of the students who want Chauhan to be removed.