Mukherjee lamented that elected representatives instead of raising issues of public importance indulges in disturbing the proceedings of Parliament which he described temple of democracy recalling the role of late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in strengthening the Parliamentary democracy in the country.
Students kept on raising slogans accusing Mukherjee of supervising the anti- Sikh riots of 1984 in Delhi and for signing the GATT as Finance Minister thus becoming chief architect of neo-liberal economic policies in the country leading to suicide by lakhs of farmers during the last two decades.
Although vigilant cops kept the students far away from the actual venue but they continued raising slogans during forty minutes speech of Mukherjee criticising him for engineering the signing of Indo-US nuclear deal thus allegedly mortgaging sovereignty of the country.
They raised slogans criticising him for rejecting large number of mercy petitions.
The protesting students asked Mukherjee, will he invoke article 355 of the Constitution to ensure justice in Muzaffarnagar where the UP state Govt. brazenly abdicated its duty in the face of orchestrated riots, murders, rapes and death of children’s in relief camps.
They also asked the India President, why he was quietly allowing the best undergraduate programme in the country to be destroyed through the forced imposition of inequitable and sub-standard FYUP in Delhi University and why he is not intervening being the visitor of the University despite repeated calls from students, teachers and noted academicians to save the University.
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