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Artist Suvaprasanna rejects NUJS acad & exec council posts after ‘row in legal circles’

The latest state government nominee to NUJS Kolkata’s academic council and executive council rejected the offer of honorary appointment to the posts after his nomination generated allegations of political favouritism in the legal community at large.

It was suggested that Suvaprasanna, an artist with no legal background, was nominated because of his closeness to West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.

The nomination was a “show of shameless favouritism”, wrote The Statesman two weeks ago.

The post was left open for nomination after the previous state government nominee former Bombay High Court judge Chittosh Mukherjee’s term on the council expired on August 23.

Suvaprasanna who was not consulted by the state government before his nomination, said:

I am already a member of the Railway Amenities Committee and a member of the heritage committee. I understand these subjects, but I don’t know anything about the legal matters and have always maintained a distance from it. So I can’t not give any advice to the institute either. [Express]

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Like +0 Object -0 good riddance 25 Sep 12, 16:24
Let us hope the new person matches the stature of Justice Mookerjee. Now please tell the other nominee (the lady who is a Trinamul union leader) to also resign. And Suvaprasanna should resign from the railways committee too now that Mamata has quit UPA. It is an outrage that our taxpayers money pays for such people.
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Like +1 Object -0 Jodhpurian 25 Sep 12, 16:32
even Nlu Jodhpur is no more an exception for the favoritism or nepotism. Recently a new post was created in order to accommodate an retired army personnel with a monthly honorarium of more than 80K. Even this has to be proved.
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Like +1 Object -0 Well wisher of NUJS 25 Sep 12, 18:32
Hope the new Executive Council releases a WHITE PAPER before the NATION on all the ILLEGALITIES that has happened in NUJS during Prof. M.P.Singh as VC and Chairman of Executive Council.
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Like +1 Object -0 Another Well wisher 25 Sep 12, 19:36
All hail the legendary Prof MP Singh. He is a living legend. Please shut up.
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Like +2 Object -0 zzz 25 Sep 12, 23:00
Quoting Well wisher of NUJS:
Hope the new Executive Council releases a WHITE PAPER before the NATION on all the ILLEGALITIES that has happened in NUJS during Prof. M.P.Singh as VC and Chairman of Executive Council.

Quoting Jodhpurian:
even Nlu Jodhpur is no more an exception for the favoritism or nepotism. Recently a new post was created in order to accommodate an retired army personnel with a monthly honorarium of more than 80K. Even this has to be proved.



Totally agree with you. If Kian can file RTIs for NALSAR he should do it here too. A lot of muck will come out.
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Like +5 Object -0 Suresh 25 Sep 12, 22:08  interesting
is NUJS even relevant in Bengal ?
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Like +1 Object -0 Well wisher of NUJS 26 Sep 12, 07:41
To all the LI Readers and Dear Mr/ Ms ZZZ and Mr. Suresh

Thanks ZZZ and Thanks Suresh for your comments. I hope you will agree that National Law School is relevant in every state of our Country. It is not the National Law School which is corrupt , it is the AUTHORITY of the National Law School which imports corruption in Legal Education system.

AN APPEAL TO ALL THE CITIZENS OF OUR COUNTRY ---
Please come forward and raise your voice against all the ILLEGALITIES that happened in NUJS under Prof. M.P. Simgh as VC.

AN APPEAL TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW EXECUTIVE COUNCIL and the NEW ACADEMIC COUNCIL of NUJS and to Prof. Ishwar Bhatt VC of NUJS ---

Please place on the papers in front of the CITIZEN of INDIA.
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Like +1 Object -0 Bored Lawyer 26 Sep 12, 19:35
Dear NUJS Well Wisher,

The National Law School is NLS, Bangalore. So, stop making it generic and draggging it down in the muck. Wanna use a collective noun, call it National Law University. And honestly, with all the muck happening in our country, please start a people's movement for other productive purposes instead of corruption in NUJS.

And stop this canard, I don't think the country needs a national law university in every state. You are the one shouting about the issues with a state government patronage. Don't you realise that this thinking is what leads to the issues that you are today railing against? The state governments have enough law schools to screw up. Why dilute other national law universities with this "if you have one, i need one" attitude of the states? Ah, NLS, at least you dont let the state governments get to you, of course the lot inside will kill it anyways.
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