West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has defended Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen over stories that he was on the Visva Bharati University’s listing of unlawful plot holders and stated such allegations had been being made towards him as he “is not inclined towards BJP’s ideology”.
“We all salute Amartya Sen. Just because he isn’t inclined towards BJP’s ideology, they’re making such allegations against him,” she stated on Thursday.
Earlier, she had tweeted about Visva Bharati which is celebrating its centenary.
“Visva Bharati University turns 100. This temple of learning was Rabindranath Tagore’s greatest experiment on creating the ideal human being. We must preserve the vision and philosophy of this great visionary,” she stated.
Media stories stated on Thursday that Visva Bharati has written to the state authorities alleging that dozens of its plots have been recorded wrongly and that the listing of unauthorised occupants contains eminent economist Amartya Sen.
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