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Did not resign under pressure, agitation was political: Outgoing Jadavpur University VC

Outgoing vice chancellor of Jadavpur University, Abhijit Chakrabati, on Tuesday said that he has not resigned from his post under political pressure but as a mark of protest, a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee intervened in the matter and met protesting students.

“I have not resigned under any political pressure. People behind the agitation are political. The students of the university have become victims of political scenario. I have resigned as a mark of protest against anarchaism,” he said while addressing a press conference.

He further said that it is the duty of the teachers to guide their students and not misguide them.

Banerjee had yesterday met students who were on hunger strike and assured them that Chakrabati will step down from his post.

The students and teachers were demanding Chakrabati’s removal since September last year owing to a delayed reaction in the alleged molestation case of a female student.

Ten students began indefinite hunger on since Jan 5 and were joined by seven others later.

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