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Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh turned table on opposition BJP today indicating that he was implicated in false cases on behest of its leaders. Mr. Singh who was addressing a public gathering in his assembly segment in this district alleged that BJP leaders of this hill state had always indulged in playing divisive politics. Charging saffron party for tactic he said that its leaders were trying to implicate him in false cases. Expressing confidence that recent CBI probe would not damage him at all stating that rather than harming his reputation these cases made me stronger, octogenarian leader asserted. ”I am sure that propaganda and cheap tactics would not last longer as truth prevails in the end” he said adding that citizens of this nation are well educated and would not become an easy prey of such tactics. Advising BJP leaders to shun mean character assassination Mr. Singh said they should accept the truth that incumbent congress rule is committed for all-round and speedy development of the entire state. Chief minister charged that his government had lodged cases against State Cricket Association led by BJP member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur Mr. Anurag Thakur as during last BJP rule valuable land worth crores of rupees was handed over to the cricket body to raise five star hotels and cricket stadium at Dharamsala. Mr. Singh said that this land was shown barren after axing hundreds of trees standing on it. Overnight HPCA was converted to a company comprising of 25 members most of them are kith and kin of the former Chief Minsiter Prem Kumar Dhumal. He has demanded that HPCA should be registered under the co-operative act.

Himachal Pradesh government unsure about authenticity of degrees provided by private universities

Himachal Pradesh government stated in the assembly that it is not certain about the authenticity of degrees being provided by the fifteen private universities which came up in the state during last BJP rule.

The issue of allowing private universities to set up campuses in Himachal Pradesh was raised by the members in the question hours yesterday after putting question mark on the credentials of these institutions.

Congress member Asha Kumari asked, “Are the degrees being offered by these universities recognized or just pieces of paper? Are we playing with the future of the students? Will the degrees have any value?” She also questioned the permission granted by the government to certain universities to buy chunk of land for their campuses.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said fifteen private universities have been allowed to open campuses from Jan 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2012.

He said, out of the fifteen universities only six of them were inspected by the University Grants Commission (UGC). “We have not received any report from the UGC (on the inspection of universities),” Mr. Singh said, who also holds higher education portfolio.

“Majority of them were allowed to buy excess land under Section 118. When 50 bigha (one bigha is 0.4 hectare) would have been sufficient, what was the need to allow some of them to buy land upto 600 bigha. Are they fulfilling the norms (of keeping excess land)?” Mrs. Kumari asked. She also pointed out that one of the universities was allowed to buy upto 600 bigha.

The Chief Minister said ten out of the fifteen universities were allowed to buy the land from private parties. “A total of 1,685 bigha land has been purchased from private parties,” he added.

The universities set up bases included Bahra University, Arni University, Manav Bharti University, Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology and Maharishi Markandeshwar University.

Mr. Singh stated in the reply that government land was not handed over to any private institutions, however, land was provided to four universities by HIMUDA (Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Authority).

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    Mar 23, 2013 - 09:14 AM

    Beware students your degrees valid. UGC authority yet to inspect rest nine versity

  2. Univ Rana
    Aug 08, 2013 - 12:31 PM

    I dont whts wrong in politics wrod, everybody blame opposition work,   finally a common people r  suffering  

  3. Engineer Rana
    Sep 24, 2013 - 10:33 PM

    Silly way to play politics (Both Congress and BJP)  y the hell u play with conman human future.


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