Amid the lockdown and corona transition, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, while appointing the Pro Vice Chancellor of Bardhaman University, strongly objected to the statement of State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee against him, terming it unconstitutional and unfortunate. It also said that the statement of the Minister of Education is against his oath of office.
In his statement on Monday, the Education Minister had said that the Governor is a BJP man and he refused to accept his appointment of Pro Vice Chancellor as being against the law. He also said that the state government gives money to run the universities, so the government has the right to take decisions. After his statement, Governor Dhankar issued a statement, expressing strong objection to this and said that the statement of the Minister of Education is against his oath of office.
He said that the statement of the Education Minister is very sad. An attempt is being made to drag the Raj Bhavan into disputes, this should not be done. Describing the education minister's statement as extremely regrettable, the governor also asked for immediate withdrawal. It also demanded the Chief Minister to intervene in this matter. The Raj Bhavan also said that in view of the recent state of education in Bengal and the statement of the Education Minister, the Governor will also address the media at the Raj Bhavan from 3 'pm on Wednesday. Partha Chatterjee once again held a press conference on Tuesday alleging that Governor Dhankar is misusing his position. He once again termed the appointment of Pro Vice Chancellor (Administration and Academic) at Bardhaman University by the Governor as unconstitutional. Chatterjee alleged that the governor made the appointment without consulting the state government and the education department. How can this be possible? It is amazing that this was first reported in the media.