Bolpur (West Bengal): Amid allegations of ‘unauthorised occupation’ against Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen by Visva Bharati, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over Monday land-related documents to him. Mamata Banerjee asserted that ‘no one can question the Nobel Laureate’ in future.
Banerjee, who reached Bolpur in second half of the day, visited Sen at his residence and dubbed the accusations made against him as ‘baseless’. She also announced that the Nobel Laureate would be accorded ‘Z+ category’ security in future.
“Allegations of land grabbing against him (Amartya Sen) are baseless. It is an attempt to malign his reputation. No one has the right to insult him. We won’t tolerate it,” Banerjee said as the economist sat next to her. “I respect Visva Bharati, but condemn the attempts being made to saffronise the hallowed institution,” Banerjee added.
Visva Bharati, in a missive last week, asked Sen to immediately hand over parts of a plot he was allegedly occupying in an ‘unauthorised manner’ at Santiniketan.
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