Bansal demands Government College, School and Hospital at Manimajra

Bansal demands Government College, School and Hospital at Manimajra

 Chandigarh , November 1, 2023

Assailing the recent decision of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to

auction, a School and College sites at Manimajra, Pawan Kumar Bansal, former M.P.

has termed it as betrayal of the common citizens by the BJP. Earlier there was a

move to auction land for a private hospital also. Bansal said that by deciding to

auction these properties for building educational and health infrastructure, the BJP

led Administration has abdicated its own duty and is actively pursuing a policy which

will lead to exorbitant cost of education and health services, provision of which is one

of the basic duties of a government.

Bansal also recalled that the land measuring 20 acres which is now sought

to be auctioned, including a 4 acre plot in pocket 4 & 5 at a reserve price of over

rupees 113 crore, was acquired in the year 1990 at a modest rate of only Rs

1,65,400 per acre for a public purpose and not to benefit private parties. Bansal

further said that earlier, the BJP had reiterated the Congress’ decision to start a

Government College and Hospital at Manimajra.

Bansal demanded that if the BJP is true to its avowed claims of serving the

people, it should immediately withdraw the proposal of the Municipal Corporation

and instead take immediate steps to build the three institutions in the public sector.