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Shaoli Mitra to continue as Bangla Akademi chairperson: Partha

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

today said theatre personality will continue to function as the of state-run Bangla Akademi, a day after she expressed willingness to quit the post.

"Shaoli will continue to function as usual as the Bangla Akademi The CM (Mamata Banerjee) has intervened and everything has been resolved," Chatterjee told reporters here on the sidelines of a function.

Mitra, who had been in the post of the regulatory body to promote Bengali language, since 2012, yesterday said she was facing infrastructure problems in executing her vision to run the organisation.

Asked for her response following the minister's comments, Mitra said, "While I had earlier made up my mind to leave, I will now definitely reconsider if I get formal proposal from the government's side."

Mitra, daughter of theatre doyens and Tripti Mitra, said she had agreed to accept the post after stepped down in 2012.

She was among the intellectuals who had called for 'paribartan' (change) in prior to the 2011 Assembly elections, and stood by Banerjee in her Nandigram and Singur agitations when the CPI(M)-led Left Front was at the helm in the state.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:46 IST
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