Mamata skips Visva-Bharati University's event; TMC claims she received late invite

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  (File photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File photo)

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], December 24 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the Visva-Bharati University centenary celebrations which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) claimed that Banerjee received late invite.

However, the invite by Visva-Bharati University Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty to the Chief Minister is dated December 4.

The Prime Minister also addressed the event and said Visva-Bharati University presented a strong image of Indian nationalist sentiment during Independence with the guidance of Rabindranath Tagore.

Founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, Visva-Bharati is also the oldest Central University in the country. In May 1951, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament. (ANI)