Kerjiwal meets G B Pant Engg College, assures land for campus

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Kerjiwal meets G B Pant Engg College, assures land for campus

New Delhi, Apr 29 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met students and teachers of G B Pant Engineering College and promised that they would get a campus in 23 acres of land and also assured action against corrupt officials.

In the 20-minute meeting at Kejriwal’s residence in Civil Lines, assistant professor Joshil K Abraham apprised him of irregularities by officials of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIIT-D) and DTTE to get their illegal construction plans approved.

Following the move, Abraham ended his 25-day-long hunger strike, a statement released by the protesting students of the college said.

“Kejriwal assured action against corrupt officials and construction of campus in 23 acres for G B Pant Government Engineering College,” the statement said.

It said the chief minister will also go to the college next week after a meeting with the officials involved in the matter.

Swaraj Abhiyan president Prashant Bhushan had on Thursday accused the AAP government and the previous Congress dispensation of failing to provide basic facilities to students of the college even 10 years after it was set up.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had on April 19 met Abraham at the AIIMS where he was forcefully admitted by the police.

Ever since it was set up 10 years ago, the college is functioning in an abandoned hostel block of GB Pant Polytechnic despite the government having inaugurated it in a big way.

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