Anurag blames state govt for delay in setting up central university

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015 20:43 IST

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur ha blamed the Virbhadra Singh-led government for hampering the setting up of a Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP).

Thakur, who was here to appear before the court in case of cheating registered against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) on Friday, while addressing a press conference said the responsibility of delay in setting up the campus entirely lies within the state government.

“The adamant attitude of the state government has caused the inordinate delay in setting up the CUHP,” said Thakur, adding that the previous BJP government had proposed a split campus of varsity with 70% part at Dehra and 30% at Dharamsala.

Thakur said the land had been identified at both the places and even the United Progress Alliance (UPA), that was then in power, had approved the proposal.

“However, the current government after coming to power adopted adamant attitude, which has been hampering the project,” said Thakur.

He said when the Center had agreed upon the proposal sent by the then BJP government, what was the need to send a revised proposal.

The BJP leaders suggested the government to work taking along the opposition in larger interest of the people of the state.

Hearing in HPCA case on March 21

The hearing of the cheating case against the HPCA, in which Thakur and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal have been named as accused, was adjourned to March 21.
The court also granted exemption to former CM Dhumal as he could not appear due to some personal preoccupation.

Dhumal's younger son Arun Thakur also remained absent while the two other accused who did not appear were served notice.

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