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Reacting to Chief Minister Hemant Soren's sarcasm on his demand for Adivasi University in Jharkhand, BJP MP and Ex Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Monday said that if the state government provides land, Adivasi University can be established.
"The Centre will create Adivasi University provided the state government makes available land for it", replied Sinha to a query by a journalist who sought to know from him why the demand for Adivasi University raised by CM Soren was not met.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her annual budget speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha on February 1 had disclosed that the Centre plans to develop "Tribal Museum" in Jharkhand.
In the past, CM Soren had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded Adivasi University. Since Adivasi University did not figure in Sitharaman's budget proposal, Soren had sarcastically pointed out in a public meeting that the Centre offered 'lollipop'(read Tribal museum)and not his demand to set up Adivasi University in Jharkhand.