Days before Congress president Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre in Kishanganj, the Bihar government on Monday targeted the Centre for not informing it about the event.
“The least that is expected is that for an event like the present one, the central government ought to have taken the state government into confidence and we would have been very happy to make all official arrangements for its success,” Bihar HRD Minister P K Shahi said in a letter to Union HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju on Monday.
Shahi accused the Centre of violating the “spirit of federalism” by not extending even this “basic courtesy”. He said the federal structure demanded automatic participation of the state government even in a central government project.
Sources said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was angry with the Congress for trying to claim credit for the AMU centre in an election year. With the Congress set to strike an alliance with the RJD, the JD(U) is left with no option but to take an anti-UPA stand.
While the AMU centre was a central project, the state government had made available 224 acres for free for it, Shahi said in his letter. He asked Raju to convey the message to Sonia, who is set to lay the foundation stone on January 30.
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“It was Sonia who promised an AMU centre in Kishanganj. When the time has come to fulfil that promise, there are many claimants for the credit,” countered Bihar PCC president Ashok Kumar Choudhary.