New Delhi, Aug 10: A BJP member in the Lok Sabha today targetted the Delhi government for not initiating measures to open new colleges in the national capital and made a strong pitch for starting a West campus of Delhi University.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Pravesh Varma (BJP) said that over 3 lakh students had applied for admission to the University this year, but only 50,000 could get admission.
He said since last 17 years, no new government college has been opened and pointed out that the gram sabha land came under the Delhi government.
Varma said that villages of Ghumanhera, Dwarka and Najafgarh have a lot of land which the Delhi govenrment should give to build new colleges to develop a West Campus of the university.
He noted that Delhi University already has North and South campuses. He said the AAP government had promised to build colleges, but it has not taken off at all so far.