Bidyut Chakrabarty, the vice-chancellor (V-C) of Visva-Bharati, West Bengal’s handiest central college on Sunday clash again at minister Mamata Banerjee who has demanded instant removing of the debatable plaques just lately put in on campus to mark the inclusion of Santiniketan within the UNESCO Global Heritage Record.
Bengal has been witnessing a row since terminating moment since the 3 plaques endure the names of Top Minister Narendra Modi as acharya (chancellor) and vice-chancellor Chakrabarty however don’t point out Rabindranath Tagore who based Visva-Bharati in 1921.
Chakrabarty wrote a four-page letter to Banerjee looking for go back of a street at the campus that the climate people works section bought in 2021.
“Unfortunately, you appear to be indifferent to our request for returning the road to Visva Bharati presumably because you do not appear to see the ground reality by your eyes. I wonder whether you continue to form your opinion on the basis of what your sycophants convey or you still see things through your ears. You are perturbed that in the plaque, Rabindranath does not figure,” the letter stated.
With out naming the TMC leaders, ministers and MP Mahua Moitra who’re dealing with probes for diverse causes and feature develop into objectives of the Bharatiya Janata Birthday party (BJP), the V-C referred to every of the circumstances in opposition to them.
Chakrabarty wrote: “If you consider that stealing public money is a welcome practice, then certainly, you may not have the right kind of mindset to understand our concern. Two of your senior ministers are in gaol; some of your trusted aides (even from Birbhum) in jail, including Tihar jail in Delhi.”
“Your government appointed Vice Chancellor is also incarcerated with the alleged charge of misappropriating money in exchange of public jobs. Your most vocal member of parliament is being charged with activities which have already drawn the parliamentary ethics committee to examine the issue. Many of your prominent colleagues are alleged to have been involved in malpractices (the scam involving jobs in the education sector, ration scam, cow smuggling, land-grabbing etc) which are contrary to your standard of appropriate behaviour expected of those working for people,” the letter added.
“An important point is about a universal truth – nobody is permanent in his/her worldly existence. I shall cease to be a Vice Chancellor once my term comes to end; you will no longer remain a Chief Minister if the voters express their disillusionment in 2026. So, we need to behave accordingly,” the V-C wrote.
Marking a genius depart from the rise BJP leaders have taken at the factor up to now, Suvendu Adhikari, chief of the opposition within the climate meeting, didn’t backup the V-C.
“Rabindranath lives in the heart of every Bengali. The V-C should stop being stubborn. If he has made a mistake, he should rectify it,” Adhikari advised the media.
TMC climate normal secretary Kunal Ghosh stated Chakrabarty gave the impression of a “true BJP cadre, which he is, and not a V-C.”
“For a man who can write a letter of this nature to a chief minister, the only appropriate place is a hospital for mental patients. He should not be in any educational institution,” stated Ghosh.