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Mamata gets Doctorate of Literature degree

Mamata gets Doctorate of Literature degree

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Wednesday that FIRs are now being lodged against journalists to intimidate them if anything adverse is reported against certain people.

"The Calcutta University is conferring D Litt on Banerjee, an alumnus of the university, in recognition of her social service", Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee said.

Speaking at the University of Calcutta after being decorated with a higher doctorate degree during its convocation ceremony, Banerjee said: "Intolerance is rising in the country". History should not be distorted.

"We have filed a PIL, challenging the decision of the university on several grounds of her ineligibility which we will place before the high court during the hearing", lawyer Shamim Ahmed said here today.

Former Vice Chancellor of North Bengal University Ranju Gopal Mukhopadhyay had filed the petition in the high court on Monday.

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According to the PIL, the decision of the syndicate and senate of the CU to confer the Trinamul Congress supremo with a D.Litt was arbitrary and lacks logic.

Petitioners also argue that serious doubts have already been raised in public domain over academic credentials of Mamata Banerjee including her so-called "PhD Degree" which she herself refrains from using. "I was reluctant to come to receive the award" the Chief Minister added.

His counsel, Bikas Bhattacharya had yesterday submitted that the issues relating to the university and education itself were of public interest and as such the petition was justified to be a PIL.

If Banerjee gets D.Litt. award will be the first case of a serving chief minister getting the prestigious award.