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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 4.50 AM IST

Central minister Babul Supriyo heckled by students; Governor seeks immediate action

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KOLKATA: Union minister Babul Supriyo was shown black flags and allegedly heckled by a section of students at Jadavpur University (JU), where he had gone to address a seminar organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - the student wing of the RSS.

Supriyo was initially stopped from entering the campus for around one-and-half hours by members of two Left-leaning organizations - Arts Faculty Students' Union (AFSU) and Students Federation of India - (SFI), who raised slogans 'Babul Supriyo Go Back'. "I did not come here to do politics. But I am saddened by the behaviour of some of the students of the university, the way they have heckled me. They pulled me by my hair and pushed me," Supriyo, who attended the seminar amid heavy security, told reporters visiting the campus.

The BJP leader faced another round of protests while trying to leave the campus around 5 pm. Describing the behaviour of the agitating students as "absolutely deplorable", he alleged that the protesters were trying to "disturb peace" at the institute by "instigating the students and seminar organizers to create a stampede-like situation".

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar soon rushed to the university after taking strong note of the sordid incident of the minister being allegedly heckled. The protesting students of the university staged demonstration before the governor as he tried to leave campus with Supriyo. The agitating students ended the blockade after the police and the university teachers persuaded them and the governor left the place with the minister in his car.

Dhankhar said the "gherao" Union Minister Babul Supriyo by a section of Jadavpur University students is a very serious matter and asked the state chief secretary to take immediate action with regard to it.

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