Amin Patel, senior Congress legislator in the Maharashtra Assembly
and Chairman of Maulana Azad Corporation on Monday demanded that
the government should speed up the land allotment process for the
proposed Aligrah Muslim University (AMU) centre in the state.
"The government should speed up the
process of land allotment to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
so that the proposed off campus centre is established as early as
possible", he demanded in the state Assembly on Monday.
"There are two locations - Malegaon
and Khuldabad which were visited by the AMU authorities for the
proposed centre. The government should immediately allot whichever
land is suitable so that the centre is established in the state",
A high level delegation led by then
AMU VC Prof PK Abdul Azis had visited Malegaon and Khuldabad on
October 26, 2011 to inspect the land for the proposed AM centre in
Maharashtra. Later, the AMU forwarded its inspection report to the
state government. A decision on the matter is pending since then.
Amin Patel also wanted to know from
the government about the status of the proposed polytechnic
institutes in the minority concentrated areas.
"The government had decided to
establish polytechnics in Malegaon and Bhiwandi. But nothing
concrete has been done in this regard so far. The government
should speed up establishment of these institutes", he said.
Amin Patel also demanded funds for
"The way the government is giving
grant to schools, grant should be given to Madrasas also", he
Taking note of these demands,
Minister of Minority Development Department Arif Naseem Khan
proposed a grant of two lakh for the Madrasas.
"The government is giving special
grant of two lakh each to the schools for basic infrastructure.
Similar grant will also be given to Madrasas", he proposed.
However, Arif Naseem Khan, who is
accused of playing politics on the AMU off campus centre in
Maharashtra, did not say anything on the land allotment to the AMU
for the purpose.