Jadavpur University students clash with Babul Supriyo: BJP holds Kolkata rally to protest against 'assault' on Union minister

The BJP on Friday took out a rally in the city to protest against the assault on Union Minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University.

Press Trust of India September 20, 2019 15:38:21 IST
Jadavpur University students clash with Babul Supriyo: BJP holds Kolkata rally to protest against 'assault' on Union minister
  • The BJP on Friday took out a rally in the city to protest against the assault on Union Minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University.

  • Senior BJP leaders Sayantan Basu and Raju Banerjee were seen leading the protest march from state BJP headquarters in central Kolkata

  • Babul Supriyo was shown black flags and heckled by a section of students at Jadavpur University, prompting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to rush to the institute with a huge police contingent

Kolkata: The BJP on Friday took out a rally in the city to protest against the assault on Union Minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University.

Senior BJP leaders Sayantan Basu and Raju Banerjee were seen leading the protest march from state BJP headquarters in central Kolkata.

Jadavpur University students clash with Babul Supriyo BJP holds Kolkata rally to protest against assault on Union minister

Union Minister Babul Supriyo during the incident at Jadavpur University on Thursday. PTI

Carrying posters and placards condemning the attack, the saffron party activists demanded that action be immediately taken against the assaulters. "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," Basu said.

Union minister Babul Supriyo was on Thursday shown black flags and heckled by a section of students at Jadavpur University, prompting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to rush to the institute with a huge police contingent.

Dhankar, who is the chancellor of the university, also faced demonstrations by the agitators - mostly members of Left-leaning organisations and some activists of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad university sources said.

The governor and Supriyo, however, managed to leave the campus with police escort.

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