Kolkata, March 29 IANS | 7 months ago

The CPI-M Saturday said educationist Sugata Bose, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate, should step down from the chairmanship of the Presidency University Mentor Group.

A day after Bose lost a referendum by students seeking his removal, Communist Party of India-Marxist state secretary Biman Bose said the Harvard University professor who raised his voice against politicisation of education, should practice what he preached.

"As the head of the mentor group, he has been raising his voice against the politicisation of education, so how can he do something which is diametrically opposite of what he has been preaching. Either he should pursue politics or head the mentor group," said the veteran Marxist.

He also rejected West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu's contention that if the prime minister can be the chancellor of universities, why Sugato Bose can't continue with his task with the premier education institute.

"The minister's contention is totally wrong. As a chancellor, the PM doesn't take policy decisions, but as the head of the mentor group, Bose has been entrusted with taking policy decisions. So, for the sake of the students, he should step down," added Bose.

Describing the varsity students referendum as "unconstitutional", Bratya Basu has been advocating the Harvard professor continue as a part of the mentor group which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had set up with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as its advisor to revive the fortunes of the renowned University.

Earlier in the day, Trinamool Chhatra Parishad - Trinamool's students' wing - had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission contending that the referendum was a violation of the poll model code of conduct.

(Posted on 30-03-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |