BJP MP Requested Central Government to reconsider Dharamsala for permanent campus of Central University
Dharamshala(Arvind Sharma)March 02, 2023
Kangra-Chamba Lok Sabha member Kishan Kapoor (BJP)has requested Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav on the telephone today to reconsider the decision taken regarding the permanent campus of the Central University established at Dharamshala,( district Kangra’s headquarters). He has said that the decision taken by the Ministry of Environment in this regard is inconsistent and illogical.
An objection has been registered by the Ministry of Environment regarding the construction of this campus as it rains excessively in Dharamsala and it is a seismic zone, so the permanent campus of this university cannot be constructed here.
After talking to the Union Forest and Environment Minister, Lok Sabha member Kishan Kapoor also wrote a letter to the Ministry, in which the MP informed the Ministry that when Himachal Pradesh Central University was announced in the year 2009 for Dharamshala , it was decided that all the faculties of this University will be opened in Dharamshala only but later its faculties was divided into three parts and its campuses were also opened in Dehra(the area in the constituency of Union Minister Anuraag thakur ) and Shahpur (Kangra). For many years there was uncertainty regarding the setting up of the permanent campus of this university. He said in the letter, “Now that the land etc. for the permanent campus has been selected in Dharamsala by the district administration, the above objection seems inconsistent and illogical.” He said that Dharamshala is the headquarters of the largest district of Himachal in terms of total population of the State. All the important offices of the state and central government are located here. Apart from this, the army corps headquarters and the capital of Tibet’s government-in-exile are also located in this area. Apart from this, there is also an airport here and all the facilities are available which are necessary for the operation of the faculties, then what is the hitch to establish a permanent campus of CU HP here. He asked the ministry to reconsider this decision. Reconsider the construction of a permanent campus of State Central University, Dharamshala.
Member of Parliament Kishan Kapoor informed that in a telephonic conversation, the Union Environment Minister has assured of positive action in this regard.
On the other hand, Congress MLA from Dharamsala, Sudhir Sharma also criticized the Center Government and the BJP and said, “Himachal’s only Central University has been stuck in politics for the last 15 years. There has been fierce politics in Dharamshala, Dehra and Shahpur regarding its campus. Now politics will not be allowed on this subject. Former Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma further said,”This city has a fundamental right to the Central University.”
He asked “If the Tibetan government in exile can run from Dharamshala then why not Central University?
“The city has the most beautiful cricket stadium in the world. There are one thousand hotels. Many of these have five star facilities. All these facilities in Dharamshala make this city different from others. With CU’s campus in Dharamshala, students and teachers will get an education environment. With CU being in a smart city, students and educationists will come from India and abroad. This city has a fundamental right to the Central University.
“BJP has always conspired against Dharamshala, it will not be allowed to happen now,” said Sharma