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'Student Of The Year' Rahul Gandhi Meets Protesting FTII Students, Seeks Gajendra Chauhan's Removal

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Rahul Gandhi after interacting with FTII students said that government should hold dialogue with students and try to solve the issue.
He, earlier on Friday, backed students' protest and said that appointment of Gajendra Chauhan is RSS ideology to continuously promote mediocre people. Rahul Gandhi also promised students at FTII that he will raise the issue in Parliament. ALSO READ: Gajendra Chauhan- Pehle Istemal Kare Phir Vishwas Kare! He also added that government is not cooperating with students demand. On being aksed to comment on controversial 'anti-nation', 'anti-Hindu' comment, he said, "making movies is not 'anti-nation', I am proud of these students and work they do." On the 50th Day of FTII protest on Friday by students against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan, Rahul Gandhi visited the campus to support agitating students. ALSO READ: ‘Fair Is Foul And Foul Is Fair’ In FTII: Students Protest With Graffiti Against Gajendra Chauhan’s Appointment FTII students' association (FSA) who is leading the protest has declared that the strike will continue till their main demand for removal of Chauhan - who they allege lacks vision and stature to head FTII.
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 Rahul Gandhi while interacting with FTII students earlier, said that their demand is legitimate and he is ready to back them up. He also said that appointment of Gajendra Chauhan is a bigger RSS promotion propaganda.
Meanwhile, veteran actor and BJP-MP Paresh Rawal called Rahul Gandhi's visit a reason to dig up issues for politics. Meenakshi Lekhi and Shahnawaz Hussain also slammed him for his RSS remarks
Motivating students to continue their agitation, Rahul Gandhi says it is minor issue, the real issue is to fight the ideology outside FTII campus as well
Rahul Gandhi says he visited FTII to make the demand of students heard by government
Speaking over the anger of students on 'Anti-national' 'Anti Hindu' remarks, Rahul Gandhi said it is a way to shut down students.
Rahul Gandhi says in FTII that if the student body does not want Gajendra Chauhan, then he clearly should not be there
Students raise issue of Gajendra Chauhan's appointment, express anger over being called 'Naxalites'
Rahul Gandhi reaches FTII, starts interacting with agitating students
 
#BREAKING | Students urge #RahulGandhi to raise their demand for #GajendraChauhan's ouster in #Parliament pic.twitter.com/7EohqJNxu7 — Focus News (@FocusNewsIndia) July 31, 2015
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reached Pune to meet protesting students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its head.
 
   
Meanwhile, BJP workers are showing black flags to protest against his visit in Pune.
 
  Earlier FTII students had written to him seeking his intervention to check the "assault on institutions of higher learning". Sources said responding to the invitation, Gandhi had decided to go to Pune and support their cause. ALSO READ: Amid FTII Row, Admission Test For New Session On August 23 FTII students are on strike against Chouhan's appointment and several filmmakers have supported them on the issue. Students have continued their strike for almost 40 days, boycotting academic work after failure of their talks with Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on July 3. In a letter to Gandhi, the President of FTII Students Association Harishankar Nachimuthu had said the appointment of Chouhan has raised question over the process of appointments in the institute and sought his intervention to resolve the "crisis" in the FTII, the sources said. ALSO READ: FTII Row: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra Meets Arun Jaitley Over Gajendra Chauhan’s Appointment

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