Since last seven weeks I am compiling news about Gandhigiri on this site, but first time I am thinking that if the news item I am going to post on my site with post is really relevant to gandhigiri? First of all, the professor who is responsible for this news is not agree that his acts can be classifieds as Gandhigiri, Second I sense something is wrong in this whole story.
But still, I am posting this news item on the site, just because all media has classified this news item as Gandhigiri …..
So here it is ……
Professor Matuknath Choudhary, who hit the headlines for his affair with a former student, Julie, on Wednesday marched up to the office of the Patna University vice chancellor (VC) with a group of students demanding revocation of his suspension order.
Wearing marigold garlands, Choudhary donned a Gandhi cap while marching up to the VC’s office from B N College. His followers, too, had donned the Gandhi cap. However, their efforts went in vain as the VC was not present in his official chamber.
Speaking to a battery of journalists, Choudhary said that he does not agree with the description of his protest as “gandhigiri”, a word taken from the Bollywood blockbuster, “Lage Raho Munna Bhai,” as the word had a violent connotation.
“Like dadagiri, gandhigiri has a violent connotation with which a person like me would not like to associate. If people are being inspired by gandhigiri, then there is no harm in it,” he said.
Choudhary said that he believed in performing his duty and was not interested in the results. Citing some “shlokas” from the Bhagwat Gita, he expressed his anger over delay in revocation of his suspension by the university authorities.
The students were also sore over the delay in revocation of suspension of the “Love Guru”. They said that their curriculum was getting disturbed due to the suspension of their beloved “Love Guru”.
PU VC S Ehtashamuddin had suspended Choudhary, a professor in the Hindi department of B N College, for unauthorisedly taking Julie to a class, where he delivered a lecture, and occupying an official flat in an unauthorised manner.
Choudhary, who is in his ‘50s, and Julie, who is less than half his age, shot into limelight when Choudhary’s wife Abha filed a case against the duo for adultery and torture.
Abha had even grabbed Julie by hair and dragged her on the floor while some overenthusiastic youths smeared Choudhary’s face on the premises of Sultanganj police station. Later, a case of assault was also registered against Abha.
Choudhary had, however, found a sympathiser in railway minister Lalu Prasad, who had said in Hajipur that there was nothing wrong in the professor falling in love with his former student. However, Lalu had a piece of advice for the “Love Guru” — never indulge in such (mis)adventures and that if someone indulges in such an act, he should also take care of his wife.