JU: Governor seeks report, Mamata says effort to defame state
West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students.
Kolkata: West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students.
However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without making any reference, said "now a small incident is being blown out of proportion" to defame the state.
"Governor K N Tripathi sent for Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee today and asked them to look into the matter and to resolve it. The Governor has also sought a report from the Home Secretary," a Raj Bhavan source said.
The Governor is also the Chancellor of the university where the police rescued Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty and others on Tuesday night, after they were gheraoed by students for several hours.
Meanwhile, at a meeting with organisers of the upcoming Durga puja festival here, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Now a small incident is blown out of proportion. Attempts are being made to create riots, to provoke and trigger tension. Why this will happen? This should not be done."
Banerjee, who did not refer to any incident, said, "Do not take law in your own hands."
"You are working hard but there is a concerted effort to only defame the state. We won't allow to this to happen," she said.
City police commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha denied allegations of lathicharge on the students and said the situation could have turned worse had the police not intervened as there were reports of armed miscreants entering the campus.
Education Minister Partho Chatterjee appealed to students to withdraw their class boycott call and return to studies.