The cabinet has already approved the proposal to appoint Mamata Banerjee as the chancellor instead of the governor (Jagdeep Dhankhar) in all the universities under education and other departments. According to sources, the state university law amendment bill was introduced in the West Bengal Assembly today. Scholars from vocal opponents, almost everyone is criticising the act. The Trinamool has retaliated.
The Trinamool government is going to bring big changes in the education system in the state. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should be made the chancellor of all government universities in the state, not the governor”, the Trinamool members are demanding.
The state cabinet has already approved the proposal. Besides, the cabinet has also passed a proposal to appoint the Chief Minister as the Principal of the University of Health, Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries Sciences instead of the Governor.
According to sources, the West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which was introduced in the Assembly on Monday, has been criticized by the opposition. However, the ruling party of the state has retaliated against the opposition.
Trinamool MLA Tapas Roy said, “The opposition is saying all this to keep it afloat. It doesn’t matter what the BJP is saying. The chief minister is elected by the people. The governor is chosen politically. So, no problem. “
Not only the opposition, but also a section of intellectuals issued a statement on Saturday protesting the decision. According to them, it is not the Prime Minister, the Governor or the Chief Minister who should be given the responsibility of the post of Chancellor.
In the words of playwright Kaushik Sen, “It is not the governor who is doing the job. He is a BJP agent. But putting the chief minister in his place means the same thing. However, according to Tapas, “those who are saying these things have the attitude of a party. It seems better to put Mamata Banerjee in the position they have left behind in education.”