Thursday, May 24, 2007

Intellectuals cool to Buddha overtures

Kolkata, May 15: The chief minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ’s attempts to rebuild bridges with the antagonised section of the Left intellectuals came to a nought when members of Natya Akademi who had resigned following the carnage at Nandigram refused to withdraw their resignations today.
“The issue over which we had tendered our resignation from Natya Akademi is yet to be resolved. Hence, we have decided against withdrawing our resignation for the time being,” said Mr Chandan Sen after a meeting with other members of the Akademi at Sujata Sadan. In a letter addressed to the chairman, Mr Kumar Ray, the theatre personalities and members of Natya Akademi have communicated their decision. n SNS