Din in Orissa assembly over Vedanta University

March 20th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by admin  

Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Opposition Congress party created pandemonium in the Orissa assembly Thursday, forcing Speaker Maheswar Mohanty to adjourn the house a number of times over the proposed Vedanta University. The trouble started when Higher Education Minister Samir Dey replied to a question related to the university. Dissatisfied by the minister’s answer, Congress legislators demanded the scrapping of the deal inked between the Orissa government and Anil Agarwal Foundation two years ago.

The multi-disciplinary Vedanta University will be set up in Puri town on 7,000 acres of land with an investment of Rs.150 billion.

However, the project is facing considerable opposition from local residents.

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