Baisakhi, Sovan go to governor with college grouse
Times of India, 05 December 2020
Kolkata: Outgoing teacher-in-charge of Milli Al-Ameen Mission College Baisakhi Banerjee called on chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday seeking a probe into the recent student agitation in front of the college targeted at her, allegedly to settle political scores with her friend Sovan Chatterjee, the former Kolkata mayor and minister.
Both Baisakhi and Sovan spent 90 minutes at Raj Bhavan placing the problems before the chancellor, after a lawyer moved court holding Baisakhi responsible for the student unrest. The lawyer complained that students were denied online classes and examinations when online process was working in all other colleges under Calcutta University.
Baisakhi denied the charge, saying college authorities changed the agency running the college portal and she had no access to the new login and password. She complained to the governor that she was being harassed and targeted by a section enjoying the indulgence of a powerful minister and a section in Calcutta University. Baisakhi mentioned that she had earlier put in her papers as the college teacher-in-charge.
Sovan said they discussed with the governor a number of issues, including the present problems at Milli Al-Ameen College. “The governor gave a patient hearing,” Sovan said while leaving Raj Bhavan.