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Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for ‘pork up, reassurance’ in land row with Visva Bharati College

Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Monday thanked West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for supporting him after his household changed into as soon as accused by the Visva Bharati of being in “illegal” possession of land on the campus, and stated her sturdy command is a enormous source of energy.

In his letter, the eminent economist thanked Banerjee for disposing of time from her busy schedule, and “reassuring other folks below assault”.

“I am very chuffed indeed to secure your splendidly supportive letter. I’m no longer handiest most touched, nonetheless also very reassured that despite the busy life you’ve to manual, it is possible you’ll perhaps make time for reassuring other folks below assault. Your sturdy command, along along with your chunky opinion of what is going on, is for me, a enormous source of energy.

“Would possibly perchance merely I send you my deep appreciation of the warmth of your extraordinarily form letter. I also win the freedom of conveying to you as my thanks as well to my private affection and admiration,” he wrote.

A controversy had erupted final Thursday, the day High Minister Narendra Modi addressed the centenary celebrations of Visva Bharati when media reported that the university has written to the West Bengal government alleging dozens of land parcels owned by it were wrongfully recorded in the names of deepest parties, collectively with Sen.

The Nobel laureate had stated that the university land on which his condominium stands is on a prolonged-time frame lease, which is nowhere shut to its expiry.

The manager minister had reacted angrily to the media reports, asserting Sen changed into as soon as being subjected to “such vicious assault by the hot university authorities because of his idelogical anti-BJP stance”. Banerjee had offered apology to Sen on behalf of the pronounce and also wrote a letter to him, asking him to take into yarn her a “sister and buddy” in his battle in opposition to “intolerance and totalitarianism”.

The notorious economist had accused the Visva Bharati vice-chancellor of performing on the behest of the Centre “with its rising attach watch over over Bengal”. Amartya Sen”s maternal grandfather Kshitimohan Sen changed into as soon as a pupil at Santiniketan that evolved correct into a university over time, and changed into as soon as honoured with ”Deshikottam”, a coveted award, in 1952. Kshitimohan Sen changed into as soon as the award”s first recipient.

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