Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday strongly condemned the rampage at Kalyani University in which two senior officials were allegedly assaulted by agitators, while announcing her government will take strong action against those involved in it.
"Injustice has been done. None of those involved in the case will be spared. Five persons have been arrested in this connection," Banerjee said.
"What has happened on Tuesday is condemnable. We will take serious action. I don't support such a confrontation," she said.
"If there is any problem, talk to the authorities concerned to settle the dispute amicably by going above politics. There should not be any misunderstanding," the Chief Minister said.
Observing that fault was in both the sides, Banerjee said the administration has been asked to look into it.
"Question does not arise of any mercy after such unpardonable offence. I always take action. Not a single case is left in which action was not taken," she said giving various instances.
Trouble erupted in Kalyani University on February 17 when agitating students and employees of the varsity in Nadia district demanding the VC's resignation went on a rampage injuring Estate in-charge Pratap Santra and Admission Committee chairperson Prof Sujata Chowdhury besides damaging CCTV cameras and furniture in the varsity premises.
The protesters were demanding the resignation of VC Rattan Lal Hangloo claiming the results of 10,000 undergraduate students of colleges affiliated to the university were declared incomplete a month ago.
Describing it as "unfortunate", West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi who is also the Chancellor of the university, had yesterday said discipline should be maintained by everybody.
State Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had yesterday visited the University and met its Vice-Chancellor and Registrar.