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Bengal education minister slams Governor, dubs him a 'clown’

Bengal education minister slams Governor, dubs him a clown’

Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Monday launched a scathing attack at Governor C.V. Ananda Bose for issuing notification for appointing vice-chancellors for 16 state universities that were running without any functional head.

"He is appointing the vice-chancellors bypassing the state education department,” the education minister said while speaking to reporters.

He further said that the Governor is insulting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by completely ignoring her administration and policy decisions.

“The governor is behaving in such a manner that he is the chancellor, vice-chancellor, and the head of the state education department at the same time," he added.

The minister went on to say that at times the governor acts like the “best clown in the 'Navaratna Sabha' of the historical king from Nadia district Krishna Chandra Roy, at times he acts like “James Bond”.

Speaking on the occasion, he also drew a comparison between the current Governor and his predecessor and the current Indian Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

“When Jagdeep Dhankhar was the Governor there was at least some space for discussions. But there is no such space during the tenure of the current Governor. He is transgressing the constitutional limits. He is flouting the university rules and running his own autocratic structure. He is making the state education system totally bankrupt,” Basu said.

Meanwhile, the state BJP leadership claimed that the claims of the “Governor making the state education system bankrupt” do not suit any minister of the current government under whose rule the education system has been destroyed by the multi-crore cash-on-school-job scam.

With inputs from IANS

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