Ujjain: Vikram University lecturer suspended for predicting BJP’s victory on Facebook post

Ujjain: A lecturer earned the ire of the Vikram University (VU) administration for his forecast that the BJP will cross 300 mark in the Lok Sabha Elections-2019.  Taking disciplinary action against him the VU administration has suspended him for his post.  Dr Rajeshwar Shastri Musalgaonkar, the VU lecturer in question works with School of Studies in Astronomy, had on April 29, 2019 posted a comment on his Facebook wall that the BJP will get 300 seats.

On this Local Congress worker Vikas Kapoor made a complaint to the collector and district returning officer, who forwarded it to the divisional commissioner for action. Finally, divisional commissioner sent a recommendatory letter to the higher education department, Bhopal for his suspend.  Accordingly, VU registrar issued suspension order of Dr Musalgaonkar and found him responsible for poll code violation and thus suspended him as per the provisions of Madhya Pradesh University Act, 1973 and attached him at the School of Studies in Geology.

Administration bans posting ‘objectionable’ materials on social media
The district administration on Wednesday banned making objectionable post and comments on social media. ADM RP Tiwari while exercising the powers vested under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedural Code-1973 issued order of this effect. The order said, “Posting or forwarding or seconding or liking any objectionable comment, picture, video, audio and information on social media like whatsapp, instagram, facebook, twitter, etc, will remain banned in the district till Lok Sabha Elections-2019 are accomplished”. The order has been issued to maintain public peace, but its violation may bring the person liable for action under Section 188 of the IPC, an official release added.

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