O'Brien, a quizmaster of fame, said the TMC, which had come to power after toppling a 34-year-strong Left regime, had been working for the development of the state and was also making gains.
The politics in West Bengal has seen a turbulence recently with the ruling and the opposition parties often locking horns openly, resulting in violence. Last week, the historic Presidency University was attacked by alleged TMC goons in retaliation to the attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some of her Cabinet colleagues in New Delhi by alleged SFI protesters.
Banerjee and her ministers were attacked in protest to the CM's denying any role of the police in the brutal death of an SFI leader in Kolkata earlier this month and also trivialising the issue as "small and petty". Soon after the attack on Banerjee and her colleagues, opposition establishments and leaders were targetted across the state.
Speaking on the Presidency vandalism during when girl students were threatened with rape, the MP said if any of the party's supporters were found involved in the case, they would be brought to the law.
He said the party supremo would not tolerate violence and hooliganism, even if they are perpetrated by members of her own party. He also said while six to seven people were arrested for the Kolkata rampage, none had been held for the violent protest against the state ministers in Delhi. State finance minister Amit Mitra and panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee were badly heckled during the brawl.
The Presidency rampage was particularly disturbing for the TMC leadership for elevating the institute's glory was one of the first projects that Banerjee had undertaken after coming to power in 2011. She had also appointed a mentor group for the university's improvement. But the open criticism by the university vice-chancellor Malabika Sarkar in the wake of the attacks caused nuch embarrassment to the ruling party.