Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Thursday spoke to Republic Bharat where he alleged that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee told the Governor Jagdish Dhankar to not intervene in the ruckus created at Jadavpur University where the BJP MP was gheraoed for over three hours and allegedly assaulted by a section of students. He said that sources to him told him that when the Governor informed the Trinamool chief about the situation in the campus and said that he was going to there to rescue him, she allegedly asked him to not intervene. Supriyo said that even after the Governor came to take him out of the campus which was locked down owing to the mayhem, they were still stuck inside for an hour as protesters continued to block their vehicle from moving. Watch the video above where the Asansol MP is making the allegation
He also claimed that the protestors slipped a note inside the car which said that he should apologise. He also alleged that the protest was incited by outsiders. He said that when Governor offered those gheraoing him to accompany them to resolve the matter, they were immediately let go. He claims that four to five individuals were outsiders who had come to stoke the fire in the campus during his visit.
Union Minister Babul Supriyo was invited by the ABVP members to speak at an event at the Jadavpur University. When he tried to enter the campus for the event he was blocked by many students many of whom were members of CPM-backed Students Federation of India (SFI). They gheraoed him and had a verbal confrontation mainly over the NRC. After the situation had cooled down, Supriyo attended the event but faced the situation again when trying to exit the campus.
Matters turned worse as Babul Supriyo was stuck inside the campus for at least three hours after the students blocked him. He even had to sit on a media OB Van's bonnet. The West Bengal Governor and the CRPF had to rush to the Jadavpur University.. A situation of lockdown prevailed in the university as lights were turned off as the mayhem continued. Supriyo break out of the gherao to go along with the Governor after he intervened. Supriyo and Governor finally left in a car after being stopped by the protestors who also pounded their car.