PM Modi in Aligarh lays foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University and Defense Corridor

PM Modi visited the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh defense industrial corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh on Tuesday. The Prime Minister was accompanied by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the event.

PM Modi also visited the exhibit models of the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh Defense Industrial Corridor.

With the event taking place in Aligarh, Prime Minister Modi also officially launched the UP election campaign for the BJP.

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PM Modi addressed the huge gathering that participated in the inaugural event. He began his speech by wishing the people of Radhashtami.

Prime Minister Modi said: “Today is a big day for Aligarh, for Western Uttar Pradesh. Today is Radhashtami, which makes today’s day even more sacred. Radha is there in every particle of Brij Bhumi. entire nation on the occasion of Radhastami “.

The state government established the university in memory and honor of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a freedom fighter, educator, and social reformer.

The university is being established on an area of ​​92 acres in the villages of Lodha and Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Kol tehsil of Aligarh. It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges in Aligarh Division, the PMO said.

The government’s decision to establish the university after Jat’s notorious figure is politically seen as part of the ruling BJP’s attempt to convince the community ahead of the crucial state assembly elections earlier this year.

A section of Jats, which lives in large numbers in western Uttar Pradesh, appears to be aggrieved by the BJP because of the farmers’ problems.

The creation of an industrial defense corridor in Uttar Pradesh was announced by Modi at the inauguration of the UP investor summit in Lucknow on February 21, 2018. A total of six nodes Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi and Lucknow were planned in the hallway. In the Aligarh node, the land allocation process has been completed and the land has been allocated to 19 companies who will invest Rs 1,245 crore in the node.

Who was Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh?

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a former student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and was also the chairman of India’s first provisional government-in-exile established on December 1, 1915, in Kabul.

Belonging to the royal family of Muresan, he had left his home and family in Aligarh in December 1914 and fled to Germany and remained in exile for around 33 years as he was wanted by British authorities.

He did not return in 1947 until after India gained independence. He was elected to Lok Sabha de Mathura in 1957, then defeating candidate Jan Sangh Atal Bihari Vajpayee, running as an independent.

“Raja Mahendra Pratap is one of the most remarkable figures of the Indian freedom movement and his commitment to the cause of a secular democratic India makes him a giant of his time,” said Shan Mohammad, academic and professor of a political historian, cited by PTI.

“His commitment to the cause of secularism is comparable to that of Gandhi and Nehru. He fully deserves to be honored but his heritage must be fully respected,” he added.

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