Mamata loyalist veteran educationist resigns

Educationist Sunanda Sanyal, on Wednesday resigned apparently resenting the state government`s move to do away with the pass-fail system upto class VIII.

Kolkata: Eminent educationist Sunanda
Sanyal, who was handpicked by West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee to head the school syllabus committee, on Wednesday
resigned apparently resenting the state government`s move to
do away with the pass-fail system upto class VIII.

Even as Sanyal cited health reasons for his quitting
the post, sources close to him said that he was `unhappy`
for not being consulted on the `vital issue` and had
sharp differences with the majority members of the committee.

Sources said that Sanyal earlier expressed his
displeasure to Higher Education minister Bratya Basu about
the state`s decision on the ground that it would have
wide-ranging adverse effect on the entire education system in
the state.

Sanyal also sent his `note of dissent` to Basu
before resigning his post.

The veteran educationist was all along associated with
Mamata Banerjee in her tirade against the Left Front and stood
by her during her movement starting from Singur, Nandigram and
other issues.

PTI

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