PM Modi to lay foundation stone of university named after noted Jat figure
This will be followed by an address, and he will also visit the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and the university, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
It said the university is being established by the state government in the memory and honour of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a freedom fighter, educationist and social reformer.
The university is being set up in an area spread over 92 acres in Lodha and Musepur Kareem Jarouli villages of Aligarh's Kol tehsil. It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the Aligarh division, the PMO said.
The government's decision to set up the university after the noted Jat figure is being politically seen as part of the ruling BJP's bid to win over the community ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state early next year.
In the Aligarh Node, land allocation process has been completed, and land has been allotted to 19 firms which will invest Rs 1,245 crore in the node, it added.
The corridor will help make the country self-reliant in the field of defence production and promote 'Make in India', it said.
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