Thursday, January 17, 2013
BIBHAS CHAKRABORTY ON TMC GOVERNMENT
Magsaysay award winner writer-activist Mahasweta Devi is also unhappy with the functioning of the ruling Trinamool Congress government. She had resigned as the chairperson of Paschimbanga Bangla Academy after her recommendation of an author for the prestigious Vidyasagar Puraskar (award) was turned down by the state government.
Mahasweta Devi had actively campaigned for Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress to topple the erstwhile CPM-led Left Front government in Bengal. But soon after Trinamool stormed to power and intensified anti-Maoist operation in Junglemahal and took several unilateral decisions, she started developing distance with the ruling government.
Courtesy: India Today