An association of college students accused the Mangaluru University administration of granting permission for organizing a "political program" by renting out an auditorium in the campus for BJP President Amit Shah's program on Sunday.
The association has also written to Karnataka Higher education minister Basavaraj Rayaraddi to take action against the university.
Dinakar Shetty, president of the All College Students' Association alleged that "the university has granted permission for organizing a "political program" as such programs should not be encouraged in the campus."
The government should take action against those who gave permission for it, he said.
The university could have granted permission for the programme if it was attended by the Prime Minister, he said.
Meanwhile, BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said "the program would be a non-political one and no flags and symbol of BJP would be used in the program in which contributions of Rani Abbakka, who was the queen of Ullal and fought the Portuguese in the latter half of the 16th century, and other freedom fighters would be remembered."