July 3, 2018
Irregularities in admission won’t be tolerated: Bengal CM
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid a surprise visit to Ashutosh College in South Kolkata and warned of stern action against those who were indulging in irregularities during the admission process of colleges. She also interacted with the students and leaders of students’ union of the college.
On her way to Nabanna on Monday morning, Mamata Banerjee walked into the college where she spoke to students, their parents and officials at the online desk to take a stock of the ongoing admission process.
After the interaction, she said: “I have not received any complaint here. But we must keep in mind that students are our future. There are many meritorious students from financially weaker backgrounds and it is not a sin to be from a poor family. So students should not face any trouble in getting admission in colleges.”
She added: “It will not be tolerated if someone is asking for money for personal interest in the lieu of admission. The state government will take stern action against such irregularities.”
The Chief Minister also maintained: “I actively participated in students’ politics and this is the college (Ashutosh College) where I spent seven to eight years doing students’ politics. Our duty was to help students to get admission. So my appeal to all students’ unions and college authorities is to ensure that students get admission on the basis of merit to continue with their studies and money should not be the factor here.”