Punjab Home passes resolutions on Agnipath, Panjab College | Chandigarh Information


CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Thursday handed a decision to specific concern at an “try by some vested pursuits to alter the standing” of the Panjab College right into a central college and strongly really useful to the state authorities to take up the matter with the Centre in order to not alter the character and character of the establishment.
With the 2 BJP MLAs – Ashwani Sharma and Jangi Lal Mahajan – terming the decision pointless and based mostly on unfounded doubts, it was handed by voice vote and different opposition events, besides the BJP, supported it.

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The decision was moved by schooling minister Gurmit Singh Meet Hayer who mentioned individuals of Punjab have been “traditionally and emotionally” connected to the college and, due to this fact, involved on the transfer for its centralisation. He claimed that after Haryana and Himachal backed out from funding Panjab College, the Punjab authorities had elevated its contribution of Rs 20 crore to Rs 45.30 crore throughout the monetary 12 months 2020-21.
“I mentioned the problem with the chief minister and the state is prepared to offer your entire grant however can’t let go of the college,” he mentioned. Hayer additionally traced the origin of the Panjab College in Lahore and its affiliation with Punjab as mirrored within the speech of Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel on the first convocation when the campus moved to Hoshiarpur after partition.Hayer mentioned that Panjab College was Punjab’s heritage and it was a matter of identification for the individuals of the state.
Giving the BJP’s perspective, get together MLA Jangi Lal Mahajan mentioned he was shocked {that a} decision was being moved to oppose a problem that didn’t exist. He sought to know if the Centre had despatched any communication on this regard or had any chief made any assertion. “I
Mahajan mentioned the problem was highlighted because the state authorities couldn’t successfully current its case within the court docket on a petition filed by a school member. “The professor had demanded the Centre’s consideration as Punjab was not capable of fulfil the wants of the college,” he mentioned, including that BJP would safeguard the pursuits of the state however claimed that Punjab had faltered in paying its grant of 40% to the college and solely 10% was being paid.


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