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Mamata government cries foul over Governor's writing to VCs on Yoga Day

IANS  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal's government on Thursday expressed its dismay over writing directly to university Vice Chancellors on observing International Day on June 23, while "keeping the in the dark".

Describing the action as "odd", state Education asked to ponder over whether it was "constitutional" or "courteous" on his part.

Tripathi, the ex-officio of state universities, has penned a letter to the Vice Chancellors, virtually directing them to celebrate the day with the rest of the country.

The has also asked the universities to organise an inter-university debate on Mahatma Gandhi as part of countrywide celebrations of The best university in the debate would be given the Governor's trophy, with the three best speakers also getting prizes.

Chatterjee noted that as per custom, the always addressed their communications to the state Education Department.

"It is my Education Department which takes care of such letters. Now, what is odd here is that without writing to my department, he (Tripathi) has written directly or was made to write directly to the Vice Chancellors, just because he is the

"The should himself ponder to what extent it is constitutional or courteous on his part to write directly to the vice-chancellors keeping the state in the dark," the added.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:20 IST