6 Dec : Congress’ student wing Chhatra Parishad on Saturday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention to resolve the crisis in Primary Teachers’ Training Institutes (PTTIs) in West Bengal to protect the interest of 76,000 students.
A Parishad delegation, led by its state president Sourav Chakraborty, met the prime minister at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata, criticising the Left Front Government for "its failure" to take any initiative to resolve the crisis.
The PTTIs had been closed since 2006 and the Calcutta High Court had observed that the institutes had no entity as they were not recognised by the National Council of Technical Education, the memorandum said.
Claiming that a PTTI student had committed suicide recently in Siliguri, the Parishad sought the Prime Minister’s intervention to resolve the crisis. The students could not join any other institute.
"PTTI students are in great trouble as their problems are yet to be resolved," it said.