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Guv inks Jauhar Varsity Bill

THE LAND had been purchased, construction work was on but Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Azam Khan?s dream project Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar University had failed to take off so far.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 01:47 IST

THE LAND had been purchased, construction work was on but Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Azam Khan’s dream project Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar University had failed to take off so far.

Now, Khan can build on his dreams with Governor TV Rajeswar finally giving his assent to the controversial Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar University Bill, 2005.

But the Governor’s nod comes with a rider. He has laid down certain conditions that have to be fulfilled before the university comes up at Rampur. Khan is said to have assured the Governor to meet the conditions.

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Khan had met the Governor recently to put forward their point of view and gave certain clarifications on the issue.

The Bill had become a bone of contention between the government and the Governor, with the ruling party accusing Raj Bhawan of politicking. Miffed at the Governor’s stand, Khan had blamed Raj Bhawan for unnecessarily delaying the Bill. The tiff was over the appointment of Khan as lifetime pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university.

A fortnight back the Governor had sought certain queries about the Chhattisgarh Private University Bill. The Supreme Court had set some guidelines for the establishment of a private university. The Governor wanted to know if the guidelines were followed in the Jauhar University Bill. However, Khan said the Bill was drawn in line with the Amity University Bill.