West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday visited post-poll violence-affected areas in Dinhata, Cooch Behar invited a pointy backlash from the ruling Trinamool Congress. Dhankhar was proven black flags and needed to face sloganeering throughout his go to to the district.
Speaking to reporters after a bunch of protesting folks blocked the best way of his cavalcade, Dhankhar focused Mamata Banerjee-led state authorities over what he described as ‘whole collapse of rule of legislation’.
“That is whole collapse of rule of legislation. I may have by no means imagined this. I’ve seen the concern of Police within the eyes of the folks, they’re scared to go to Police, their homes had been looted. I am actually shocked, that is destruction of democracy,” he stated.
“Folks have left their homes and live in jungles. Girls inform me, that they (goons) will come there as soon as once more and there may be such failure of safety earlier than the Governor. I am shocked at it. I can think about what the folks right here have to be going via,” information company ANI quoted Governor Dhankhar, as saying.
Trinamool slams Governor
The TrinamoolCongress alleged that Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who visited post-poll violence affected areas of Cooch Behar district ignoring the recommendation of the state authorities, violated constitutional provisions.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Dhankhar claiming that his go to to Cooch Behar could be “violative of the long-standing norms as advanced over a number of a long time” and urged him to desist from “abrupt selections with reference to discipline visits”.
The governor, in his reply, stated that he was discharging duties mandated by the Structure and his go to to Cooch Behar was to share the ache and agony of the folks affected by post-poll violence.
“He (Dhankhar) didn’t take heed to the state authorities and went to Cooch Behar. He went there within the firm of a BJP chief. His conduct is unconstitutional,” veteran TMC MP and occasion spokesperson Sougata Ray stated.
BJP MP Nisith Pramanik accompanied Dhankhar throughout his go to to violence-hit areas of the district.
“Beforehand we had written a letter to the president in opposition to this governor. If the CM says, we’ll ship one other letter in opposition to him to the president,” Ray informed reporters.
The TMC in December final yr had written to President Ram Nath Kovind to take away Jagdeep Dhankhar from the put up of the West Bengal governor, accusing him of “transgressing constitutional limits” by recurrently commenting in opposition to the state administration in public.
In a Twitter put up, TMC Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar urged Dhankhar to “cease nasty divisive propaganda”, saying it isn’t time for that.
Nonetheless, she didn’t point out the governor’s go to to Coochbehar.
“His Grasp’s Voice @jdhankhar1 ji #GangaExposedModi No remedy No vaccine no #ventilators No cremation of lifeless Coverage failure by @PMOIndia Cease nasty divisive propaganda It isn’t the time Save India from #CovidIndia,” Ghosh Dastidar tweeted.
On Friday, the governor is scheduled to go to camps in Assam the place some folks from West Bengal have reportedly taken refuge because of the skirmishes.
Publish-poll violence has been reported from varied locations within the state, with each the opposition BJP and the ruling TMC accusing one another of indulging in assaults on their staff.
A minimum of 16 folks, primarily from the BJP and the TMC, have been killed in post-poll violence in West Bengal and a lot of the killings had been reported until Could 3 when the legislation and order was below the Election Fee, CM Mamata Banerjee had stated on Could 6.
Political clashes additionally left a variety of folks injured within the state because the outcomes of the meeting elections had been introduced on Could 2, when the TMC returned to energy in a landslide victory.
(With PTI inputs)