SHIMLA,, Nov. 21 -- Amid escalated blame game over setting up of two campuses of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, the state government has now put the ball in the Centre's court.

Five days after Union minister Anurag Thakur took a dig at chief minister Jai Ram Thakur for the delay in setting up of two campuses of Central University in Dehra, revenue minister Mahender Singh Thakur claimed that the state government had written to the Centre numerous times for forest clearance for the land allocated for setting up the campuses, but to no avail.

Mahender, who is the second most senior minister in Jai Ram's cabinet, said that the state government has taken up the matter with the ministry of forest and environment.

"We have urged ...