Mumbai University Professor sent on forced leave for comments about Rahul Gandhi

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Mumbai, January 16, 2020: Mumbai University has sent Yogesh Soman, director of the university’s Academy of Theatre Arts, on forced leave. Soman condemned the statement made by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi about Veer Savarkar. Now the university has also formed a committee to investigate this whole matter.

University Vice Chancellor Suhas Pedenkar wrote a letter to the students demonstrating in the matter on Monday. In the letter, he said that a committee has been formed to investigate this. Also, he (Director Yogesh Soman) has been sent on leave. The students have been demanding the removal of Yogesh Soman since December 2019.

Soman posted a video from his social media account, in which he condemned Rahul Gandhi’s statement about Veer Savarkar. He had said, ‘You are not really Savarkar. You are not even the real Gandhi. Because both of you have no value. He further said that he is opposing Pappugiri of Gandhi (Rahul Gandhi). He shared this video on Twitter on 14 December 2019.

What did Rahul say?
During the election campaign in Jharkhand, Rahul Gandhi had given a statement about the recent rape incidents. His statement was condemned by the ruling BJP and its allies. At the same time there was also a demand in the house for Rahul Gandhi’s apology. On the demand for forgiveness, Rahul Gandhi said during an event, ‘My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar. I will not apologize.’

In his letter addressed to the students, Pednekar wrote that the inquiry committee will investigate all the allegations, which have been made by the students.