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FTII students meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, seek support

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 August 2015, 16:57 IST

In a bid to garner more political support for their cause, Students of Film and Television Institute of India today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Kejriwal is the second high profile political personality the FTII students have approached. They had also invited Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to intervene in the matter. Gandhi visited FTII campus last week and promised to raise the issue in Parliament.

Intensifying their stir, the FTII students on 3 August marched from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street. They demanded an appointment with the senior officials of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to discuss the issue.

The students have been protesting against Chauhan's appointment for over two months on grounds of "lack of vision and artistic credentials" to merit the post at the premiere film institute in Pune. The students are demanding removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman.

First published: 4 August 2015, 16:57 IST