Protesting students heckle Babul Supriyo at JU causing concern for Governor

Kolkata: Some protesting students heckled union Minister Babul Supriyo on Thursday at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal. The incident took place when the BJP MP from Asansol reached the campus to attend an event organised by the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

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Hundreds of students surrounded Babul and raised slogans against him and soon the massive sloganeering led to a ruckus. The members of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and the All India Students’ Association (AISA) said that Babul is not allowed inside the university campus. JU Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das tried to intervene, but it was in vain, as the protest continued for nearly an hour. Finally, the BJP leader entered the auditorium where the ABVP organised a seminar on ‘Governance in post-Independent India’.

After the incident, Babul took to Twitter and wrote that to keep democracy alive, an opposition is equally relevant like a ruling party, and they should be carefully heard.

 

Meanwhile, Press Secretary to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said, “With respect to the ‘gherao’ of Union Minister Babul Supriyo by a section of students, the Governor of the State has taken a very serious view and has spoken to the Chief Secretary of West Bengal.” The Governor is now headed for the Jadavpur University.

 

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

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