"In case the Akali government in Punjab decides to use its brute majority to go ahead with passing the act for the university in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Congress government will repeal the act in 2017 and restore the heritage status of the college," Amarinder said in a statement.

Notably, the Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) had announced to set up Khalsa University Amritsar (KUA) to provide "quality education" to students.

The governing council, led by KCGC President Satyajit Singh Majithia, has come under fire after it proposed to set up a Khalsa University Amritsar.

"Khalsa College is the part of our great heritage and history and not the private property of the Majithias to be usurped", he alleged.

"Leading Punjabi families including mine had made immense contribution in setting up the college that had become the part of history and heritage of the state," he said.

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