Hyderabad, MLA & BJP State President Dr K. Laxman today said one of the premier institutions of Telangana, Osmania University admitting its inability to organize the prestigious 105 Science Congress was disheartening to the people of Telangana.
In a pressnote here today, Dr Laxman said, “It is really surprising to learn that a State fighting with terrorism for a long time was not willing to organize the Science Congress and Telangana expressing security concerns as the reason for cancellation of the already scheduled program. It is painful to understand that the Telangana Government and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao were not interested in making arrangements for the prestigious Meeting in the Osmania University.
“BJP understands that the Meeting, which was scheduled to be attended by the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji, hosted successfully by many other states in the Country in the past, was cancelled by Telangana Government with a mala fide intention at a time the hosting prestigious Osmania University, celebrating its centenary this year, the Science Congress was cancelled by the State Government intentionally.
“The intention of the State Government not to go ahead with the Scheduled Program with the given security reasons is evident from the fact that the same Government could host the recently concluded Global Economic Summit and the Prapancha Telugu Mahasabhalu successfully, without a single untoward incident. BJP feels that, by cancelling the Science Congress meet, the State Government has restrained from an opportunity to raise the name and fame of the prestigious University and an insult to the people of Telangana, including the intellectuals and the students’ communities as well.
“The BJP demands that the State government not intervene in the administration of the academic institutions’ activities and give freedom to raise the performance bar of the institutes. The Chief Minister owes an explanation to the students, intellectuals and the people of the State for cancellation of the Science Congress”