Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has promised to provide land for a new campus to the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad, in Lucknow.
The decision was taken in a closed-door meeting with chancellor of MANUU Zafar Sareshwala in Lucknow a few days ago. It is to be mentioned that the BJP in its poll agenda in the recently concluded Vidhan Sabha elections has promised many reformatory schemes to upgrade the 48,000 odd madarssas in the state and the Urdu education overall.
"At present, we have 11 campuses across the country but not a single in UP. Yogiji has given a positive response and we hope things will be materialised soon," said Sareshwala.
It is to be mentioned that Sareshwala is in the goods books of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also the lone BMW dealer in Gujarat.
The central university was established in 1998 and Sareshwala was made its chancellor in 2015. Ever since becoming the CM, Yogi has made several announcements to please the community. However, some of his decisions like anti-Romeo squad and ban on illegal slaughterhouses were widely condemned, but things slowly settled down.
Yogi, during a meeting with triple talaq victims also assured that the state government was ready to put its opinion on the issue in the Supreme Court if at all needed. Yogi is also slated to attend the Taleem-o-Tarbiat organised by Sareshwala across the country in third week of May.
"He has agreed to be the keynote speaker and we are desperately waiting to hear him," said Sareshwala.