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Govt to ensure reopening of Lucknow University: CM

'There should be no further loss to the educational students because of fast approaching annual exams, says Yadav, reports M Hasan.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2006 21:46 IST
M Hasan
M Hasan

Expressing concern over closure of the Lucknow University, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the state government "within its limits" would ensure the reopening of the institution.

Yadav said there should be no further loss to the educational students because of fast approaching annual examinations.

Talking to newsmen after addressing foundation day function of PAC here on Wednesday the chief minister said that all aspects of issue were under active consideration of the government.

However the chief minister refused to comment on the statement of Vice Chancellor RP Singh, who had even threatened to take legal recourse to maintain peace in the campus.

Yadav had blasted the VC of adopting dictatorial attitude during debate on the issue the state assembly. But the chief minister on Wednesday said normalcy should be restored in the campus.

The chief minister also indicated about the probe in murder of kidnapped boy Ankit. Yadav said the opposition had been raking up UP's law and order issue whereas the situation was worse in Delhi.

He said as compared to other states, the crime situation was far better in UP.

Earlier addressing the police officers the chief minister said the state had been able to make rapid development only because of improved law and order.

He also appreciated the role of PAC in the anti-dacoity operation in Chambal. He said PAC's quick action in elimination of terrorists had averted a major problem in Ayodhya.

He said the PAC had also done laudable work in Punjab and north-east. Accepting the demands of the PAC the chief minister announced Rs 25 crore assistance for various schemes.

He especially granted Rs two crore for the purchase of vehicles in view of forthcoming assembly election and Ardha Kumbha.

Earlier the ADG PAC A Palanivel enumerated the achievements of the force. He said during the last three years two more battalions had also been raised.

Palanivel said now the PAC strength had gone up from 249 companies to 273. He said 5256 persons were recruited in PAC during the last two years.

He said the PAC had also earned revenue of Rs 147 crore on its deployment in other states. The DGP Bua Singh also appreciated the role of the PAC in the state.

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First Published: Dec 13, 2006 21:46 IST