Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani has said that the establishment of Indian Institute of Management in Pune would add to the reputation of city of Pune which has educational infrastructure.
Pune Lok Sabha MP Anil Shirole on Monday called on Irani and demanded granting an IMM to city of Pune. Shirole has been following up the demand for IIM in Pune and has pleaded the case since his election as Pune MP. He has followed up the issue with Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar since Javadekar hails from Pune. Shirole also has approached Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely with this demand. Shirole met Irani on Monday with this demand.
According to a press release issued by city unit of BJP, Irani gave a positive response to Shirole's demand. Irani recalled her recent Pune visit and function she attended along with President Pranab Mukherjee in addition to her visit to Symbiosis campus. Irani has said that IIM in Pune would add to Pune's reputation as an educational center since Pune has required infrastructure as well as experts available.