Jadavpur University VC `fails` to identify students who shouted 'anti-India' slogans, faces BJP wrath

The BJP has accused Jadavpur University vice chancellor Suranjan Das of "acting" as a Trinamool Congress appointee.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 20, 2016, 14:58 PM IST
Jadavpur University VC `fails` to identify students who shouted 'anti-India' slogans, faces BJP wrath
Students, teachers and supporters assemble for a protest against the arrest of a student union leader of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, outside Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata, on February 18, 2016.

Kolkata: Lashing out at Jadavpur University vice chancellor Suranjan Das for his "failure" to identify the students who had raised "anti-India slogans", the BJP on Saturday accused him of "acting" as a Trinamool Congress (TMC) appointee and working under instructions of the ruling party.

"Governor is the constitutional head of the state and is also the chancellor of the university. So how come the VC is yet to submit a report even after the governor had sought it. Why has the VC failed to identify the students who have raised anti-India slogans? What is stopping him to take action against them?" party national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh told PTI.

 

"The VC has failed to inculcate nationalism in his students. He is acting like a TMC appointee and is acting on behalf of them," Singh alleged.

Condemning the "anti-India sloganeering" inside Jadavpur University campus, West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi, on Wednesday had sought a report on the incident from Chief Secretary Basudeb Banerjee and Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das.

 

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, "If BJP were in power in the state then we would have arrested the anti-nationals, irrespective of students and teachers, and have pulled them by the collar".

 

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and Singh will lead a delegation to the Governor house in demand of arrest of the accused who have raised anti-India slogans and submission of report by the VC.