CU turns violent over submission of nomination papers

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Kolkata:The situation at Calcutta University college Street campus turned violent over deposition of nomination papers for the upcoming students’ union elections. Today was the last day for filing nomination papers. Supporters of the Students Federation of India (SFI) alleged that they were beaten up by the supporters of TMCP as they tried to enter the campus to submit their nomination.

SFI State President Madhuja Sen Roy claimed that two students were beaten up and over 100 nomination papers have been tore down by the ruling party. She said, “Two students of the Library Science department of Calcutta University were repeated beaten up when they tried to enter the campus to file nomination. More than 100 nomination papers have been torn down”.

She also claimed that police played the role of a silent spectator throughout the incident.

On the other, Trinamool Chatra Parishad State President Ashok Rudra rubbished the entire allegation against them and said, “SFI was nowhere found inside the campus. The nomination procedure has completed peacefully and everybody has been able to submit the papers.”

Taking on both SFI and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) he said, “SFI has turned into BJP and joined hands with ABVP to create disturbance in campuses throughout the state.”

Violence at college and university campuses throughout the state has become a regular phenomenon. Trinamool which came into power in 2011 is now desperately trying to retain its hold at one of the premier institutes of the state which is going for elections on January 17.

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