Replying to economist Amartya Sen’s ‘dominance’ jibe on the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the government does not have any place to show its dominance and it does not do so.
Chatterjee’s reply came following the Nobel Laureate economist’s comment yesterday that government’s help was needed to run the Presidency University, but it should not dominate the institution.
“I do not know what Amartya Sen had said. I was supposed to go to that programme but I could not. He is a famed economist. I agree with him that none should dominate,” Chatterjee, also the TMC secretary general, said at a party programme at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district.
“Our government has no place to show its dominance and it does not show it. Sen said many things on education, but I have doubt whether this is related to education,” he said.
It is the responsibility of the vice-chancellor and the authorities to control what is happening in colleges and other educational institutions, the minister said.