Parties flogging dead horse over varsity row: Minister Tuladhar

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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Education Minister Ganga Lal Tuladhar said political parties have been flogging the dead horse over the row to fill the vacant posts in universities.

Taking to journalists after inaugurating a two-day seminar organised by the District Education Office, Kathmandu, in the Capital today, he said even though he was for appointing academicians, the parties are dilly-dallying.

“My vision hit hurdles since all leaders should have to be pleased,” he said. His concern comes at a time when the posts of vice-chancellors are vacant in several universities of the country, including TU, since May 29.

He said he has no alternative than to forge consensus among the parties to ensure that the universities won’t be padlocked. The three major parties are holding talks on this issue, he said hinting at the possibility of dividing the vacant posts among the parties.

Asked why Congress is pressing against appointment, he said, “This is the tendency of flogging the dead horse. They (Congress leaders) are holding discussions with us.”

(Source: The Himalayantimes)