State education minister Partha Chatterjee strongly criticised BJP, CPI(M) and Congress workers for creating disturbance during the filling of nominations at different colleges across Bengal.
Talking to the reporters on Tuesday, Chatterjee said BJP, CPI(M) and Congress workers are trying to interfere in the peaceful process of nomination filling in different colleges.
“I was told that many BJP, CPI(M) and Congress workers are creating trouble in colleges. This is not expected from them. I have instructed Trinamool Chhatra Parishad leadership that no misconduct will be tolerated. But BJP, CPI(M) and Congress workers should try to maintain peace at the campuses,” said Chatterjee.
Meanwhile, miscreants shot several rounds of bullets at Mathabhanga College during the filling of nomination on Tuesday morning. Some students allegedly torched a car outside the college campus. Later, a clash broke out between two groups.
“Miscreants who veiled their faces with black cloths fired several times, but no bullets hit the target properly. Later they decamped from the spot,” said a college staff.
Meanwhile, tension broke out at Cooch Behar’s Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College on Monday. Many students alleged that some outsiders blank-fired inside the college campus. But the police declined the allegation saying that no such firing incident had taken place there.
“Two groups of students started fighting while they were filling nomination for the upcoming student elections. But they fought with bare hands without any weapon,” a police officer said.
The state government has already arranged adequate security measures for the college elections at the end of this month. “We’ll not tolerate misconduct in elections. The elections will be free and fair. The police will take stringent action against offenders who would break rules in campus during election,” the Education minister added.
These student body elections at colleges will take place after Centre’s demonetisation drive. “The students will vote for us. Trinamool Congress is the only political party which is going the whole hog against the Centre on demonetisation,” said a TMCP leader.