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September 19, 2019

Trinamool Statement on Governor’s visit to Jadavpur University

Trinamool Statement on Governor’s visit to Jadavpur University

September 19, 2019

This is most unfortunate and shocking that our Governor, the custodian of the Constitution of the State, without informing the elected government went to the so called rescue of the BJP leader from Jadavpur University.

BJP leader Babul Supriyo went there to attend the BJP students wing program without informing the Govt even.

Some unfortunate incident happened between BJP students wing and JU students.

The state police was waiting outside the university, but were unable to enter in the absence of any communication from the VC.

Hon’ble Governor went there without taking the State Government into confidence. On his way, he rang up the CM.

CM requested him several times that the Governor being the constitutional head need not go at this moment. The CM requested him to give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue.

But instead of taking the government into confidence, the Governor went there to help BJP. Before going there, he released two press statements that I quote “this is a very serious reflection on the law and order in the State”.

He of course did not offer any comment on the vandalism perpetrated by BJP and ABVP goons in the Jadavpur University campus today.

We strongly oppose his political views. Neither TMCP nor police are involved in the incident. It is absolutely with BJP and Leftist union students versus BJP leader.

So question of law and order does not arise. The state police facilitated in taking the BJP leader and the Governor out of the troubled spot.

The vandalism perpetrated in Jadavpur University today by BJP goons is a stark reminder of what happened in the political rally in front of Calcutta University and vandalisation of the bust of Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar in Vidyasagar College before the Lok Sabha election. We do not have words to condemn such shocking acts of violence and trouble-mongering.

Partha Chatterjee
Secretary General, Trinamool Congress