WB School Controversy: School Buildings Painted In ‘Saffron’ Or ‘Blue-White’


Kolkata: Amid controversy triggers when a state run school flaunts the colour of the school ‘saffron’ – the colour of rulling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), though the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government has asked all government schools to be painted in blue-white–the colour combination associated with the ruling party.

It became a burning issue when Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh wants public buildings and religious institutions to be painted in saffron–the colour of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

But Mamata Banerjee government has been opposed by a school, which already flaunts the colour saffron. According to a report by ANI, Krishnachandra High School in Diamond Harbour wrote a letter to authorities asking to let the school building retain its saffron paint.

The report of ANI added that recently under the “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan”, the state government issued a notice to all government schools to be painted in blue-white colour and give a picture of uniformity to all the educational institutions.

It is not for the first time that the TMC government in the state has insisted on painting public buildings in blue and white colour. The dash of blue-white is known to be chief minister Banerjee’s favourite colour.

The city is already known as Blue & White. In fact, the CM had told earlier that her government would give incentives to people if they paint their houses in blue-white. The resistance shown by Krishnachandra High School in Diamond Harbour to not paint its building in blue-white hue might not be taken lightly by the ruling TMC government.