Amarinder, supporters break gates of Khalsa College over New Khalsa University issue
(2 years ago)
Amritsar, Feb.17 : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his supoorters today forcefully entered the Khalsa College campus by breaking down its the gates.
Targetting Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia, and his father Satyajit Singh Majithia, Captian Amarinder Singh alleged that the latter were hell bent on usurping authority and diluting the heritage status of Khalsa College Amritsar by converting the institution into a university for pecuniary benefits.
He warned that the Congress Party would do its utmost to repeal any act passed by the SAD state government that sought to convert the college into a university.
"Khalsa College is a part of our great heritage and history and not the private property of the Majithias to be usurped," Amarinder Singh told media outside the heritage building inside the campus.
He said leading Punjabi families, including his (Patiala royal) family had contributed immensely to facilitate the setting up of the college that had become a part of Punjab's history and heritage.
Meanwhile, the Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) has condemned Captain Amarinder Singh's crashing into the college premises.
In a statement, it said that the heritage and independent status of Khalsa College would be maintained and added that the proposed Khalsa University Amritsar (KUA) will come up separately.
The KCGC appealed to all political parties to join hands for successful completion of the ambitious educational project of Khalsa University which will provide boost to the education and youth employment in the border areas.
KCGC President Satyajit Singh Majithia warned political leaders not to play politics over the issue.
KCGC honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina strongly condemned 'misbehavior' by security staff of Captain Amarinder Singh.