Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh attacked Nobel laureate Professor Amartya Sen in the wake of the recent Visva-Bharati University row.
In a personal attack on professor Sen, Ghosh shockingly said that the Nobel laureate didn’t have any moral right to speak anything about West Bengal just because he married thrice.
“I don’t want to attack personally to a person who has married three women of three different faiths. He has no moral right to say anything,” Ghosh was quoted as saying on Bengali television channel ABP Ananda.
“He has fled the country. He is never seen with the people of this country. He was nowhere to be found during a crisis like Amphan or pandemic. We are not here to take moral lesson from such a person,” the Medinipur Parliamentarian went on.
However, a controversy erupted after Visva-Bharati University vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty alleged that Professor Sen – an alumnus of the hallowed institution – had identified himself as “Nobel laureate Amartya Sen”. The claim was refuted by Professor Sen.
The matter turned worse when the Visva Bharati authorities wrote to the West Bengal government on Thursday and claimed that the internationally-famed economist had illegally registered a part of the university’s land under his name.