Twitterati reacts after Amartya Sen slams Modi govt

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Yoshika Sangal | July 7, 2015 | New Delhi


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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who stepped down as chancellor of Nalanda University, Bihar in February, has blamed the Narendra Modi government for interference in academia and proclaimed to have been ‘ousted’ from the university.

Sen has candidly written about his exit from Nalanda University in a 4,000-word essay, which will be published in August issue of the New York Review of Books. Ahead of the publication of the essay, talking to an English daily,  Sen slammed the government for "extraordinarily large" interference in academia and said that Nalanda is a part of a wide ranging attempt by the Modi government by turning its formal role into a substantive one to seize direct control over academic institutions. He cited examples of resignation of the former head of NBT, writer Sethumadhavan, in favour of an RSS candidate, the Delhi IIT Director, Raghunath Shevgaonkar and the IIT Bombay Board chairman, Anil Kakodkar’s discontent over helping the government in future. Sen also expressed his worries about cut in budgets for health and education.

Amartya Sen has been trending on Twitter and attracting comments on Tuesday:

 

 

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