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Haryana Finance Minister wants AMU to be renamed after Jat king Mahendra Pratap

Haryana Finance Minister wants AMU to be renamed after Jat king Mahendra Pratap

Amid a row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait on Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu has said that AMU should be renamed as Raja Mahendra Pratap Vishwavidyalaya. Addressing a gathering in Rewari.

He said, “What can be sadder than the fact that no image of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh has been displayed in the university. He donated land for the university without any hesitation and with an objective of education to all, irrespective of religion, but there is a portrait of Jinnah who divided this country.”

The minister said that King Mahendra “donated land for the university for the education of Hindus as well as Muslims”.

"I demand AMU should be named after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh," Captain Abhimanyu said addressing a gathering at a ground-breaking ceremony of a Jat Dharamsala in Rewari.

The minister claimed Mahendra Pratap Singh had donated the land for the varsity. Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh’s contribution in the field of education cannot be forgotten, he added.