West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Amartya Sen, expressing solidarity with the Nobel laureate after his title cropped up amongst these allegedly occupying land belonging to the distinguished Visva-Bharati College, information company ANI reported. In an obvious reference to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP), Banerjee wrote that some “nouveau invaders” in Visva-Bharati “have now began elevating stunning and fully baseless allegations.”
“I write this letter to precise my shock and anguish over some latest developments, as I examine them in media, alluding to your ancestral hyperlinks in Santiniketan,” Banerjee mentioned in her letter to Sen. Banerjee additionally talked about the Sen household’s hyperlinks with Santiniketan, the situation of Visva-Bharati College, stating that it’s a household “weaved within the tradition and cloth of Santiniketan, inalienably.”
Taking a veiled dig on the BJP, Banerjee additionally famous how “pained” she is at these “stunning and baseless” allegations about Sen’s familial properties. She added that she wished to precise her solidarity with him in his battles towards the “bigotry of the majoritarians” within the nation. The West Bengal CM then urged Sen to depend her as his “sister and pal,” including that he shouldn’t be daunted by these accusations. “We will overcome,” she mentioned in her letter.
Banerjee’s letter to Sen comes a day after she was accused by the BJP of “skipping” the centenary yr celebrations of the college, which have been addressed by prime minister Narendra Modi. The chief minister’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) responded, claiming that she “wasn’t invited” for the ceremony.
The episode has emerged as the newest flashpoint between the 2 events because the BJP goals to defeat the TMC in subsequent yr’s meeting polls to finish Banerjee’s 10-year time period because the chief minister, and, within the course of, type its maiden authorities in West Bengal.
The Visva-Bharati College was established on December 23, 1924, by India’s first Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.