Kolkata: Union minister Babul Supriyo was on Thursday proven black flags and heckled by a piece of scholars at Jadavpur College, who additionally stopped him from leaving the campus prompting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to hurry to JU together with a big police power.
The governor, who’s the chancellor of the college, too confronted demonstrations by the scholars belonging to SFI, Left leaning AFSU and FETSU and AISA, a naxalite sudents wing and some members of the TMCP, college sources stated.
They blocked his approach and thumped the bonnet of his car because the policemen stored requesting them to withdraw whicle the governor was seen serving to Babul Supriyo to the car.
Dhankhar and Babul Supriyo lastly left the campus late within the night hours after college lecturers stepped in and persuaded the agitating college students to elevate their blockade, a spokesman of Jadavpur College Academics Affiliation (JUTA) stated.
In the meantime, stick-wielding supporters of ABVP, who had held a seminar within the campus through the day which sparked off the unrest on the college, vandalised the room of the Arts School College students Union (AFSU).
Shouting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, the ABVP supporters have been seen setting fireplace to furnishings, computer systems and ceiling followers of the room and overlaying the signage exterior it with black color. They even painted ABVP on the wall of the room and burnt tyres earlier than gate quantity 4 of JU.
The governor left in his car by means of gate quantity three, college sources stated.
The difficulty started when Babul Supriyo, the union minister for surroundings, forest and local weather change went to JU at round 2.30 pm to handle the seminar by ABVP, the scholars wing of the RSS, at an auditorium contained in the campus.
The union minister who was accompanied by Agnimitra Paul, a BJP chief, was initially stopped from getting into and was left ready simply contained in the gate for round one-and-half hours by the Left college students unions, who raised slogans ‘Babul Supriyo Go Back’ and waved black flags at him, varsity sources stated.
AFSU chief Debraj Debnath, who participated within the protest, asserted that “fascist forces” is not going to be allowed within the campus.
“We will not let BJP, RSS or ABVP to spread their ideology in a liberal institute like JU,” he stated and maintained that Babul Supriyo had misbehaved wth the agitating college students, lots of whom have been ladies.
Babul Supriyo instructed reporters that the TMC authorities within the state will likely be held chargeable for any eventuality.
“I did not come here to do politics. But I am saddened at the absolutely deplorable behaviour of some of the students of the university – the way they have heckled me … They pulled my hair and also pushed me,” Supriyo, who attended the seminar amid heavy safety, stated.
He additionally claimed that the protesters tried to impress him by “openly referring to themselves as naxals”.
As he ready to go away after attending the seminar, he confronted demonstration by the scholars once more and was stopped.
At one level, he was seen sitting on the bonnet of his automotive and arguing with the agitating college students and gesturing at them as they booed at him. He stated he was not intimidated by their actions.
Dhankar stated that the “gherao” of the union minister by the scholars is a really “serious matter” and requested the state chief secretary to take quick motion within the matter.
“The incident is an adverse reflection on the law and force agency in the state,” Dhankhar instructed PTI.
In accordance with the college sources, JU Vice- chancellor Suranjan Das fell sick through the agitation and was rushed to a close-by hospital.
JUTA spokesman stated it’s a ‘black day’ within the historical past of the 64-year-old college.
Any particular person has the democratic proper to return and take part in a dialogue within the college no matter his ideology however the entry of police contained in the campus and vandalising of scholars union rooms by outsiders can’t be condoned.
BJP nationwide common secretary and the social gathering’s Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvergiya stated the incident is an ample proof of worsening regulation and order scenario in Bengal.
“In a state where a union minister and Governor is not safe, you can very well understand the condition of common people. The TMC government and the police allowed this to happen,” he stated.
Extending assist to the union minister, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta in a tweet criticised the agitators for making a “disgraceful scene”.
“Disgraceful scenes in Jadavpur University as pro- naxal students supporting azadi in Kashmir block entry of @SuPriyoBabul. All this happening despite attempt by VC to appeal for calm. This is the state of some of our universities where a small minority flex their muscles,” Dasgupta posted on the micro-blogging web site.