Tamluk: Student protest at the Kolaghat Polytechnic College in East Midnapore has
stalled the classes on Saturday morning. The students demand to bring back their
old princial Rajiv Banerjee who has been replaced recently.
Rajiv Banerjee was the school’s principal for a long period. He was very well known
as a teacher among his students too. Recently, he was shifted to the college’s old
lecturer’s post. His post was given to Soumen Saha. But the students are not
prepared to accept the change.
The students alleged that by removing Rajiv Banerjee, all the developments of the
college were being hampered, which they will not allow. The students started
protesting soon after the college opened on Friday. The classes were stalled and
the students could not be pacified.
The students have announced a larger protest if Rajiv Banerjee was not returned to
On this, Rajiv Banerjee said, “I will have to follow the rules by the government.
So I want to request the students to withdraw their protest.
However, newly elected principal Soumen Saha refused to comment on this issue.