The foundation stone of Central University HP shall be laid at Dehra within 3 months : Anuraag Thakur

Mar 26, 2018 16:25 | Education&Sports

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma) 26/03/18

BJP MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Anuraag Thakur said that the long awaited foundation stone of the Central University HP( CUHP) shall be laid at Dehra within 3 months .The University campuses shall be built in Dehra and Dharamshala and the matter is hanging for the last 8 years as BJP wants its 70% campus in Dehra and rest in Dharamshala, whereas the congress party of the state wants to start it in the reverse order with its 70% campus at Dharamshala. Setting up of the Central University in Kangra District is a long battle, which is on for more than last eight years, and the institution is still running in a state governments degree college building in Shahpur near here and another institutions building at Dharamshala. The high rank national educational institution is yet to find its own land ,buildings Campuses etc……….all is the matter of politics between Congress and BJP.

Anuraag said,” During the BJP government tenure in HP in 2010, the HRD Ministry of than of the UPA government of India gave its green signal for 70% campus to be built in Dehra and rest at Dharamsala. And on 27 August 2015 the than Central Environment Minister Parkash Javdker also approved 81.79 hectare of Dehra land for building the campus of 70% CUHP University, but the than Congress lead state government didn’t deposited the required money and lingered on the process for 2 years.”

He said that now only Forest clearance is awaited, and all the formalities will be over  soon  so that the foundation stone at Dehra could be laid in next 90 days. “And after this the foundation stone of Dharamshala campus shall also be laid,” he added

Dehra Comes under the parliamentary area of Anuraag Thakur whereas Dharamshala is the area of Ex CM HP and  BJP MP Shanta Kumar.

Earlier this month the Education minister of HP Suresh Bhardwaj too said that the Central University of Himachal Pradesh will function from Dehra and Dharamshala in Kangra district. Bhardwaj said the state government has transferred land in the name of Central University at Dehra. In Dharamshala, the government had earmarked land for the varsity, but the same has to be transferred yet.

He said the location issue of the Central University had been hanging fire for long, but the government will settle this and lay the foundation stone for the varsity this year. He asked the leaders of the state  to let the government set up the Central University with no more controversy.