Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress appealed to professionals in the education sector and students to vote out the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in the next Assembly elections.

Senior Congress leaders, including state election campaign committee chairman Shankarsinh Vaghela and former state Deputy Chief Minister Narhari Amin, urged professors, lecturers, teachers and students to vote out the BJP government.

They were addressing 'Student-Professor Asmita Sammelan' here, organised by the National Student Union of India, Congress' student wing.

"Educators should not care about who is in power. Their only concern should be (how to stop the) injustice, indifference, discrimination, which is being meted out by this BJP government....and you have the power to bring a revolution ...to remove this government headed by Modi," Vaghela said.

"Every party will talk about revolution. But if you have not felt insulted, discriminated by this government, as was felt by Gandhiji in South Africa and by Bhagat Singh at the hands of Britishers, then this (sammelan) is a wrong place for you," he said.

Earlier, Amin, who is also one of the senior-most member of Gujarat University Syndicate, criticised the government about the state of education sector in Gujarat.

"For the past 14 years, BJP government has consistently ignored the education (sector). Whether it is students, teachers, professors, management or employees of universities and colleges, it has ignored their plight," Amin alleged.

Assembly elections will be held in the state in December, with voting on December 13 and 17 and counting of votes taking place on December 20.


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