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Biman Bose says D Litt on Mamata raises several questions

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The decision of Calcutta University to confer an honorary D Litt on Chief Minister has raised "several questions", Left Front chairman said today.

He said as the matter is sub judice, the varsity should have refrained from awarding the honorary degree to Banerjee.

"was known for its autonomous functioning. Earlier, the members of and syndicate of the university were elected, now they are nominated by the The same has decided to confer D Litt on It has raised several questions," Bose said.

The university has "lost its independence" under the rule, he asserted.

Referring to claims by a section of the TMC leadership that former Basu was also conferred D Litt by the varsity, Bose said both the issues should not be confused as he got the award years after stepping down as CM.

A PIL has been filed in the Calcutta High challenging the varsity's decision to award the honorary D Litt degree to Banerjee.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:15 IST
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