Somnath Chatterjee refuses to compromise, quits post

Somnath Chaterjee
Kolkata, April 2: In a fit of rage, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chaterjee, resigned from the top post of a women's college. According to reports, Chatterjee was asked to declare 26 students from Purnidevi Chowdhury Mahila Mahavidyalaya in Birbhum district, who had failed the examinations, as passed which would allow them to take the B.A. examination held by Burdwan University.

Incidentally, Chatterjee was the key person involved in setting up this college."Members of the students' wing of the ruling party put pressure on the college. I couldn't agree to the decision, since it compromises the quality of education. It also lowers the prestige of the college. I sent my resignation letter today," Chatterjee said.

"We're yet to get his resignation letter. Once we receive it, we'll take a decision at a meeting of the governing body," Sunilbaran Mondal, principal of the college was quoted as saying. However, he refused to comment on the matter about the students.

Last week, the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) had held a demonstration at the college, demanding that 'unsuccessful students be declared passed'.

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