New Delhi: Amid tussle between Bihar government and the Centre over location of a Central University in the state, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said in Rajya Sabha that discussion was on for an agreeable solution.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, NK Singh (JD-U) said, "Bihar Government had made a request for a Central University in Motihari. However, while the proposal was pending, a decision was taken by the Centre to open it in Gaya. Now it has become a controversial issue."

He said Sibal during a discussion in Rajya Sabha on April 30 had said he will take a decision on the issue after talking to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but two days back there was no reference to it in a written reply to a question in the Upper House.

The issue has created an impression that the Centre wants to set up the University in Gaya, Singh said seeking a clarification from the Minister.

Sibal then said an agreeable solution would be arrived at. "I would like to place on record, I had a very constructive discussion with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. We discussed at length and at the end Kumar said discussions will continue. Both of us will agree to a solution which most of us will agree," Sibal said.

Earlier, Ali Anwar Ansari (JD-U) said the central government was trying to create differences among people of Bihar on the issue.


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