With Bihar assembly elections around the corner, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make a mark in the state. In tune with this strategy, PM Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Patna at the end of this month.
According to sources in the Human Resource Development Ministry, IIT-Patna has been informed that Modi is expected to inaugurate its permanent campus on June 30. In case that does not work out due to logistical issues, HRD Minister Smriti Irani will do the needful in the first week of July. Sources say that either way it is going to be a high profile inauguration with the elections due later this year.
IIT-Patna, one of the six new IITs established by an Act in 2008 by the UPA government, has been operating out of a transit campus in Patliputra since.
Courtesy: Indian Express