Narendra Modi in Aligarh Highlights: PM lays foundation for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University, says ‘big day for western UP’

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Updated: September 14, 2021 1:34:03 pm

Uttar Pradesh Election 2022, BJP UP Election Campaign: The foundation of the university gains significance as it comes ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Prades.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation for Raja Mahendra Singh State University in Aligarh today.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a university named after Jat icon and freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Singh and the Defence Corridor in Aligarh. This comes seven years after the local BJP first demanded renaming the AMU after the freedom fighter. The grand event is likely to be attended by around 1.5 lakh people. The prime minister will stay in Aligarh for about one-and-a-half hours, where he is also expected to address a huge gathering in the presence of senior BJP leaders and state ministers.

The foundation of the university gains significance as it comes ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, which are less than six months away. The move is seen as an attempt by the BJP to woo the Jat community.

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    PM Modi lays foundation for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University
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    The new university aims to fulfil a longstanding demand for a state university in the region. All the colleges in Aligarh division and some neighbouring districts will be affiliated to it, the chief minister had said recently. It is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh's Kol tehsil. 

    A controversy had erupted in the district in 2014 when local BJP leaders demanded the Aligarh Muslim University be renamed after him as the "AMU had been built on the land donated by the late Raja". The issue first cropped up as the lease of the 1.2 hectares of land at the City School, under the AMU, was expiring then, and the legal heirs of the late Raja were reluctant to renew this lease. Last year, however, the issue had largely been resolved when the AMU authorities offered a proposal for rechristening the school after the late Raja.
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