West Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar slams TMC for calling his Jadavpur University visit 'shocking'

"Before his visit to the University, the Governor and Chancellor exhausted all possible avenues that could bring an end to the unsavoury spectacle by flagging the issue to the DGP and the Chief Secretary," it said.


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‘CAN’T ALLOW THIS’: BJP leader and famous fashion designer Agnimitra Paul (who was also heckled by Left students outfits at Jadavpur University) arrive at Jadavpur police station to lodge complaint on Friday , ANI

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Updated: Sep 21, 2019, 05:35 AM IST

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar came down heavily on Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee for his claims that he went to the Jadavpur University campus on Thursday without informing the state government.

The Raj Bhavan on Friday released a statement on the entire incident that said, "The Governor and Chancellor, Jadavpur University, has expressed his relief that as a result of his visit yesterday to the University, an end to an unwholesome situation was brought about. His visit was rendered imperative as the Vice-Chancellor and the pro-Vice Chancellor had left the University while the Union Minister Shri Babool Supriyo continued to be detained by the agitating students/persons there. In his capacity as Chancellor, being the guardian of the students, he took the call so as to connect with the students in the interest of education and institution."

"Before his visit to the University, the Governor and Chancellor exhausted all possible avenues that could bring an end to the unsavoury spectacle by flagging the issue to the DGP and the Chief Secretary," it said.

"As a final step before going, the Governor/Chancellor took initiative in connecting with the Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal, and duly apprised her of the grave situation and the consequences it may entail. There were many telephonic interactions between the two and in his high regard that the Governor/Chancellor has for the Hon'ble CM, personally and for the Office the CM holds, he would not like to divulge the conversation between the two, except that he left for the place after sufficient time had elapsed and the situation did not show any change," it read.

"In discharge of his duty both as Chancellor of the University and Governor of the State, he felt it necessary to visit the University and all agencies required to be kept in the loop were informed," it further added.

Slamming the Trinamool leader's claim that the Governor didn't inform the ruling West Bengal government before visiting the Jadavpur University, the Raj Bhavan said in the statement, "It is unfortunate...Obviously he did not know of the developments that took place between the Governor and the DGP/CS as also the conversation with the Hon'ble CM."

BABUL POSTS VIDEO

 A day after he was attacked by a group of students at Jadavpur University, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday challenged Mamata govt in West Bengal to arrest the 'cowards' who were behind the assault.
 Posting video of the assault, Supriyo said, “These cowards will not be allowed to malign & tarnish the image of #JadavpurUniversity”

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