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AMU Kishanganj! Delegation of Politicians Meets Prime Minister

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New Delhi: A delegation of political leaders led by Kishanganj MP (Member of Parliament) Maulana Asrarul Haque Quasmi met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to lend his attention towards the AMU Kishanganj Centre deadlock. Today at around noon the delegation featuring Kishanganj MLA Dr. Jawed Azad, Kochadhaman MLA Akhtarul Imaan, LJP youth leader Aadil Hassan Azad, Ghulam Rabbani (Congress MLA from West Bengal’s Goalpokhar constituency),  Ali Imran Ramz (Forward Bloc MLA from West Bengal’s Chakulia constituency),  NCP leader Tarique Anwar, Husain Dalwai (Rajya Sabha member),Ghulam Gaus and Tanveer Hasan (both legislators from Bihar) and Congress leader from Araria Shakeel Ahmad Khan and a couple of others reached the Prime Minister office.

In the 15 minutes meeting Maulana Asrarul Haque expressed unhappiness to Prime Minister over the response of his party regarding the establishment of AMU centre in Kishanganj. The Member of Parliament said that the people of Seemanchal are blaming Congress for making unprecedented delay to establish the campus in the district headquarters of Kishanganj. The MLAs and other members in the delegation also expressed deep concern over the delay made related to approval of President of India and allocation of funds.

The memorandum of delegation says, ” We the undersigned express our deep concern about the deliberate delay in opening of AMU Centre in Kishanganj, Bihar. As per the decision, five Centres of AMU had to be opened at five different locations in India for providing education to the poor and deprived people of the regions. Out of these five Centres, two Centres have been made functional in Murshidabad and Mallapuram soon after the allotment of land by the respective State Governments. Ministry of HRD took immediate and appropriate steps in opening the above mentioned two Centres with all budgetary and financial supports. The courses of Law and Management have also started in these two AMU Centres.

But as far a the issue of opening AMU Centre in Kishanganj, Bihar is concerned, after a lot of persuasion, pressure and struggle the Government of Bihar allotted the required land in Kishanganj on 30th December 2011. And an agreement was formally signed between District Administration Kishanganj and AMU authorities.”

LJP MLA candidate from Balrampur constituency Aadil Hassan Azad talked with Editor after commemoration of the meeting with Prime Minister. The youth leader said that the meeting was successful and Dr. Singh has ensured quick action from his government related to AMU Kishanganj. Untill and unless anything happens physically it would be too early to predict anything.

 

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