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Manipur University acting VC apologises to governor for making 'inappropriate' statement

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

of the University K Yugindro has apologised to Heptulla for stating that she extended "overt support" to agitators during a recent stir at the varsity, a official said Wednesday.

The acting VC wrote to the on to the on October 8 and apologised for his "incorrect and inappropriate" remark, he said.

Singh, in a letter written to the the on October 3, had claimed that Heptulla questioned his taking charge as VC of the central university and expressed her support in favour of the agitators, during a meeting on September 21.

"I, hereby, humbly and respectfully tender my unconditional apology to the of for incorrect and inappropriate statements made by me including breach of protocol and propriety related to the governor," said in the letter, a copy of which is with PTI.

He said during the meeting the questions asked by the governor were not fully understood by him because of "mental stress".

"I had inadvertently made incorrect and inappropriate understanding of the questions of the governor," he said.

The university has been on the boil for several months. After a 85-day strike by students, it had opened on August 23. The agitators had been demanding removal of the then VC A P Pandey for alleged administrative and financial lapses.

had recently placed Pandey under suspension as an inquiry was underway into the allegations of irregularities against him.

was appointed as the acting VC soon after the suspension of Pandey.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 14:55 IST