In an obvious reference to the PIL filed in the Calcutta High Court, she said, in her convocation address, "I had faced disrespect from some quarters since my early days and was wondering whether I should be attending the convocation".
According to a report by the Business Insider, the Assam Police on Thursday registered an FIR against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on complaints over her allegation that the Centre was conspiring to drive Bangalis out of Assam with the state's National Register of Citizens. "We will submit our arguments before the high court during the hearing".
Calcutta University's advocate in the Calcutta High Court, Saktinath Mukherjee, told the court, "The court can not decide on Calcutta University's decision on whom to give awards".
The honorary Doctorate of Literature (DLitt) degree was conferred on her for by governor and chancellor Keshari Nath Tripathi for her contribution to art, culture and social welfare.
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Banerjee said it was a great honour for her but she is not going to use the degree. To make your entire journey to, and stay at, Gangasagar Mela successful and safe, the Bengal Government has taken a lot of measures, " she said".
He reasoned that those who have made a decision to confer the honour to the chief minister are the CU senate members who are appointed by the state government which is headed by Ms Banerjee as its chief minister.
The West Bengal government told the HC that a PIL challenging Calcutta University's decision to confer honorary D.Litt to CM Mamata was politically motivated. "The same people have chose to honour the chief minister with the honorary D.Litt", Ahmed added, reported PTI.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.