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Dhankhar upset over not being informed about varsity convocation

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday expressed his dismay over not being kept in the loop about the convocation of the Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University scheduled for Friday.

The Governor in a tweet pointed out that four state ministers have been invited for the event.

But despite being the Chancellor, he has “just no information”, Dhannkhar posted on his social media handle, wondnering “where are we heading!”

“Convocation will be held on Feb 14. Ministers Partha Chatterjee, Goutam Deb, Rabindra Nath Ghosh and Binay Krishna Barman are invited for the Convocation. Chancellor, who has right to preside, has just no information! Where are we heading!” said the tweet.

Ever since he arrived in the state late last July to take over the gubernatorial responsibility, Dhankhar has got into a series of confrontations with the Banerjee government on issues such as law and order, education, health and other legislative and administrative matters. He has repeatedly complained that the government, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has not shown him due courtesy.

Protestors prevented Dhankhar from attending the convocation of Jadavpur University. He was also forced to leave the venue of the Calcutta University convocation even before the start of the programme due to intense student protest.

In December last, the Mamata Banerjee government framed new rules curtailing the Governor’s power as chancellor of state universities. The fresh rules have reduced the chancellor’s role in choosing vice-chancellors and taken away his power to convene meeting of the highest bodies of the universities, or take action against vice-chancellors.




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