Decision to set up Gaya central varsity opposed
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 17:13
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday criticised the union government for its decision to set up a central university in Gaya and said the Centre could set up such versaty in Motihari as earlier proposed by the state government.

"It will be a blow to people's sentiment in Bihar. Bihar government will never agree to the Centre's decision to set up central unviversity in Gaya," Kumar said in a letter to Union Human Development Resource Minister Kapil Sibal.

There was no need to set up the central university in Gaya because another university (Magadh University) was already functioning there, he said.

If Centre wanted to set up a central university in the state, then it should accept the state government proposal for setting it up in Motihari, the work place of Mahatma Gandhi.

It would be a great respect to the Father of the Nation.

The state government was ready to make available land to the Centre free of cost for the purpose.

The chief minister further said the state was capable to set up a university on its own and it did not require resources from any quarter.


First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 17:13

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