Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday rushed to Jadavpur University in the city where union minister Babul Supriyo was allegedly heckled, shown black flags and prevented from leaving the premises by a section of its students.
The governor, who is the chancellor of the university, before leaving for JU said the “gherao” the union minister is a very serious matter and asked the state chief secretary to take immediate action with regard to it.
“The incident of gherao of Union Minister Babul Supriyo and others by a section of the students in Jadavpur University is a very serious matter … It is an adverse reflection on the law and force agency in the state,” Dhankhar told PTI.
Raj Bhavan sources said that Dhankhar spoke to state chief secretary Malay De and asked him to take immediate steps to contain the situation at Jadavpur University.
Chief Secretary Malay De assured the governor, who is the chancellor of the university, that the city police commissioner is being directed to look into it immediately.
The chief secretary assured immediate action and indicated that a primary direction is being issued to the city police commissioner in this regard, the sources said.
Babul Supriyo, the union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, was shown black flags and allegedly heckled by a section of students at Jadavpur University (JU) when he went there to address a seminar organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad – the student wing of the RSS.