Anuraag blamed Virbhader for delay in CUHP

Jan 02, 2015 19:50 | Poltics

Vir Bhadra Singh,s Adamant attitude caused the delay in setting up the CUHP : Anuraag

Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma )

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur  blamed the Virbhadra Singh-led  congress government oh Himachal  for hampering the setting up of a Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP).

Talking to media in Dharamsala on Friday Anuraag  said the responsibility of delay in setting up the campus  of Central University is totally  of the state government, as it observing the adamant tactics in this regard .

“The adamant attitude of the state government has caused the inordinate delay in setting up the CUHP,” said Thakur, adding that the previous BJP government had proposed a split campus of varsity with 70% part at Dehra 40 kms away from Dharamsala (Head Quarter of Kangra district ) and 30% itself at Dharamsala.

Thakur said the land had been identified at both the places and even the United Progress Alliance (UPA), that was then in power, had approved the proposal.

“However, the current government after coming to power adopted adamant attitude, which has been hampering the project,” said Thakur. 

He said when the Center had agreed upon the proposal sent by the then BJP government, what was the need to send a revised proposal. 

The BJP leaders suggested the government to work taking along the opposition in larger interest of the people of the state.

 Thakur was in Dharamsala  to appear before the court in case of cheating registered against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) on Friday

The hearing of the cheating case against the HPCA, in which Thakur and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal have been named as accused, was adjourned to March 21.

The court also granted exemption to former CM Dhumal as he could not appear due to some personal preoccupation.

Dhumal’s younger son Arun Thakur also remained absent while the two other accused who did not appear were served notice