April 2, 2013 3:52:02 pm
The chancellor and founder of Rampur- based Mohammad Ali Jauhar University and Uttar Pradesh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohammad Azam Khan claimed that the central government intends to shut down the institution.
“When the BSP was in power in the state,my opponents had tried to demolish the university building with a bulldozer,and now,the Congress wants to get the university shut,” Khan told media persons here yesterday.
Challenging the government to bring the university down,Khan said “The matter comes under the jurisdiction of the Home Ministry…let the government do whatever it can.” Khan claimed that the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh may influence the government on the issue.
“Union Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh might play an instrumental role in the government’s decision on this,” Khan said.
Khan’s statement comes after his staunch opponent and Congress legislator Nawab Kazim Ali Khan on Sunday reportedly told Singh that 600 big has of land near Rampur on which the university stands is the property of the central government,but Khan has constructed a university there .Nawab gave a memorandum to Singh,demanding a probe into the matter and the minister assured him of action.
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