BJP stands strongly behind Babul Supriyo

New Delhi: A day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and gheraoed for hours in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University that forced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to rush to his help, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are tweeting and attacking the Mamata government and the Left parties.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan blamed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Left for the incident.

He tweeted: “Shocked and appalled to see the way Union Minister Babul Supriyo was manhandled in Jadavpur University. Strongly condemn this extreme left hooliganism by Didi’s goons. Bengal has become a breeding ground for lawlessness & anarchy under Mamata Banerjee. Absolutely crass & inhuman!”

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who uprooted the decades-old Left government of Manik Sarkar in Tripura, called it “hooliganism”. He expressed shock at how Jadavpur University has allegedly turned into a “breeding ground for extreme Left hooliganism”.

He tweeted: “That’s why all over India people have rejected Left parties”.

BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain pinned the blame squarely up on the Students Federation of India (SFI), a leftist union.

He tweeted: “Really anguished to see the state of affairs in West Bengal, where Union Minister Babul Supriyo ji was attacked by the SFI goons. These goons could have the audacity to attack a Union Minister only because they are backed by the state government.”

The National Secretary of BJYM, BJP’s youth wing Impreet Singh Bakshi blamed it on the “political hatred”. He attached a photo where a perpetrator is seen pulling the hair of the Union Minister. He took a dig at the Bengal administration saying: “Kolkata — a city of supposedly a democratic, free India”.

On Friday, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat also tweeted, slamming the Left and the Mamata government.

Karnataka BJP MLA Shobha Karandlaje highlighted the muted response from the “Entire tolerance & award wapsi brigades”.

BJP MP from Darjeeling Raju Bista demanded stern action against the hecklers. He demanded, “All those responsible for this heinous assault will have to be brought to the book”.

Union Minister Babul Supriyo faced stiff opposition from students of the Left student unions at Jadavpur University in Kolkata when he visited the campus on Thursday that resulted in violence. He later alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tried to delay his rescue.