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New University In UP’s Aligarh To Be Named After Freedom Fighter

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim College (AMU)


Seven years after the native BJP first demanded renaming the AMU after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, who had donated the land for it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday lay the muse stone of a brand new college close by within the freedom fighter’s identify.

PM Modi is scheduled to arrived within the metropolis to put the muse of the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State College.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Monday visited the venue Monday to supervise the preparations for the occasion at Lodha city, about 40 km from the district headquarter of Aligarh.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inspects preparation forward of basis stone laying ceremony of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh College in Aligarh

An argument had erupted within the district in 2014 when native BJP leaders demanded the Aligarh Muslim College be renamed after him because the “AMU had been constructed on the land donated by the late Raja”.

The problem first cropped up because the lease of the 1.2 hectares of land on the Metropolis Faculty, beneath the AMU, was expiring then, and the authorized heirs of the late Raja “have been reluctant to resume this lease”.

Final yr, nevertheless, the problem had largely been resolved when the AMU authorities supplied a proposal for rechristening the college after the late Raja.

Nonetheless, an AMU official informed PTI Monday, “Sure technicalities are nonetheless to be labored out.”

The prime minister may even go to the exhibition fashions of Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Hall and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State College.

The brand new college, to be named after the famous freedom fighter who belonged to the district, additionally goals to fulfil a longstanding demand for a state college within the area. All the universities in Aligarh division and a few neighbouring districts shall be affiliated to it, the chief minister had stated just lately.

It’s being arrange in a complete space of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh’s Kol tehsil.

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) and was additionally the president of India’s first provisional government-in-exile established on December 1, 1915 in Kabul.

Belonging to the royal household of Mursan, he had left his dwelling and household in Aligarh in December 1914 and escaped to Germany and remained in exile for about 33 years as he was wished by the British authorities.

He returned in 1947 solely after India gained independence. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Mathura in 1957, defeating the then Jan Sangh candidate Atal Bihari Vajpayee, contesting as an Impartial.

“Raja Mahendra Pratap is without doubt one of the most outstanding figures of India’s freedom motion and his dedication to the reason for a secular democratic India marks him as a large of his occasions,” stated famous scholar and political historian professor Shan Mohammad.

“His dedication to the reason for secularism is corresponding to Gandhi’s and Nehru’s. He totally deserves to be honoured however his legacy ought to be totally revered,” he added.

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