Badal inaugurates incomplete college 3-km away, Prabhu not made to visit actual campus

  • Vishal Sally, Hindustan Times, Ghuman
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2016 14:04 IST
CM Parkash Singh Badal honouring railway minister Suresh Prabhu with a sword during the inauguration of Bhagat Naamdev College. (HT Photo)

To avoid embarrassment, chief minster (CM) Parkash Singh Badal chose not to take railway minister Suresh Prabhu and former Union minister Sharad Parwar to Bhagat Namdev College for its inauguration on Sunday, as the building is still under construction.

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Notably, the CM arrived in town an hour before schedule, visited the college premises and interacted with the students. He then left for the inauguration ceremony which was orgainsed at Bhagat Namdev Government Senior Secondary School, Ghuman, three kilometres away from the actual college.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, came from Delhi to inaugurate the college (being built in the memory of Saint Namdev) but was not even made to visit its campus. He was directly taken to the school from his helipad, from where he returned to Delhi.

Bhagat Naamdev College which is still under construction. (HT Photo)

The inauguration was done electronically by the CM in the presence of Prabhu and Sharad Pawar.

After the inauguration, Badal said that setting up of Baba Namdev University College by the state government was a step towards communal harmony.

Hailing the railway minister for giving green signal to a number of projects in the state, Badal said that every Punjabi was indebted to him for this magnanimity.

Meanwhile, the pending work of the college includes construction of ramp, flooring on the ground floor corridor, drinking water facility and other painting and railing works. Nearly 30% of the building is said to be incomplete.

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