Bengal governor seeks clarifications on bill to make CM chancellor

Wednesday 06th July 2022 08:24 EDT

Kolkata: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has sought some clarifications from the state government on a bill that seeks to make the chief minister the chancellor of all 31 state-aided universities replacing the governor.

The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed by the state’s legislative assembly on June 13 and sent to Raj Bhawan for the mandatory governor’s assent.

Assembly officials said the governor has pointed out in his note that the documents received by him were incomplete and did not include the discussions that took place in the House before the passing of the bill.

“The documents will be updated with records of the discussions,” one of the officials said, requesting anonymity. The issue has opened a new chapter in the acrimonious relationship between Raj Bhawan and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

While some leaders of the ruling party claimed that the bill was returned by the governor, the latter refuted the same.

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