AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor among UP govt’s nominations for 6 vacant MLC seats

Prof. Tariq Mansoor (L) and Yogi Adityanath (R)

Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Professor Tariq Mansoor, is one of six names submitted by the Yogi Adityanath-led-Uttar Pradesh administration to Governor Anandiben Patel for the vacant legislative council positions.

According to media reports, the BJP has chosen to nominate the following individuals: Ramsubhag Rajbhar (Advocate, Azamgarh), Tariq Mansuri (VC AMU), Hansraj Vishwakarma (BJP District President, Kashi), Lalji Prasad Nirmal (Ambedkar Mahasabha), and Saket Mishra (Member of Poorvanchal Development Board, son of Nripendra Mishra).

Since June of last year, there have been six vacant positions on the UP Legislative Council in Uttar Pradesh.

Prof. Tariq Mansoor is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh. He has previously served as Principal of J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent of J.N. Medical College Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Prof. Mansoor, in the past, has been criticised for “calling the police to the campus on the night of December 15 when students were peacefully protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) and in solidarity with the police force on the students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMIU).”

In a recent editorial piece for Indian Express, Professor Mansoor took it upon himself to back and defend Prime Minister Narendra Modi in response to the controversial BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question.”

The BJP has begun its preparations for the municipal government byelections in mission mode. The party will also provide clarification on the by-election scenario in the coming days.


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