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Controversy over Sonia Gandhi's AMU centre event in Bihar

Patna: A row has erupted over the launch of Aligarh Muslim University centre in Bihar, with the state government accusing the Centre of ignoring them for the event. Congress president Sonia Gandhi will lay the
India TV News Desk January 28, 2014 14:42 IST
India TV News Desk
Patna: A row has erupted over the launch of Aligarh Muslim University centre in Bihar, with the state government accusing the Centre of ignoring them for the event.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation stone of AMU centre in Kishanganj on January 30.

Bihar government made its displeasure known to HRD minister MM Pallam Raju over reports that he and Sonia Gandhi were slated to lay the foundation stone for the AMU centre with Bihar education minister PK Shahi sending off a three-page letter.

What has particularly angered the state government is that it went out of the way to give 224 acres of free land for the centre and helped it start from a makeshift campus.  

Shahi said what was more surprising was that there is no intimation to the state government in this regard and went on to accuse the Centre of treating the event as a means to make political gains.  

He also found it intriguing that instead of HRD ministry, the AMU vice-chancellor wrote to Bihar governor requesting him to be present for the ceremony.