West Bengal: Mamta government cuts the powers of the governor, now removed from the post of Chancellor of Aaliya University

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In West Bengal, the conflict between the Trinamool Congress government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar continues. The TMC government has once again reduced the powers of the Governor. He has now been removed from the post of Chancellor of Aaliyah University. In this regard, the Trinamool Congress government had introduced a bill in the state assembly on Thursday, which has been passed.

Changes were made to chancellor and visitor etc.

The Alia University Amendment Act-2022 Bill was introduced in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Which has been passed in the Legislative Assembly with a majority. In this bill, changes have been mentioned in the Chancellor and Visitor etc. of Alia University. After its passage, the governor will no longer be the chancellor of this university. The powers of the Chancellor will now rest with the Chief Minister. Whereas the education minister of the state will be in the role of visitor.

First snatched the post of visitor of private universities

According to the information, by getting the bill passed in the West Bengal Assembly, the Trinamool Congress government has given a message to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to continue the political fight. Earlier last week also, by passing a bill for other private universities of the state, the Governor had snatched the post of visitor of private universities.

Controversy continues over many issues

Since taking over in July 2019, there has been a tussle between Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the TMC government over several issues including the functioning of universities. Earlier, the West Bengal Assembly had passed a bill to replace the Governor with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the Chancellor of all state-run universities. This was also opposed by the BJP MLAs. Then the education minister of the state had said that if the prime minister can be the chancellor of the central university Vishwa Bharati, then why not the chief minister of the state universities.
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