Kolkata/Mumbai: BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday put a question mark on the intention of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has formed a three-member delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs to visit Pune, where the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) are protesting.
New agency ANI quoted Singh as saying, “TMC needs to answer on many other issues on cultural and educational side.”
Singh further said, “Recently there has been anarchist approach to Jadavpur university students. Presidency college students were beaten up by WB police.”
The delegation was scheduled to visit Pune today to express solidarity with the students.
For the first time since the students of FTII began their strike 71 days ago, a three-member team of the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry had recently visited the campus.
The protesting FTII students have questioned the procedure of selection of the chairperson, Gajendra Chauhan and five other members. After continuing with the strike at the FTII campus, a group of 80 students staged a large demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 3 August that also witnessed a scuffle with the police.