West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, alleging that she has been silent over post-poll violence within the state and has not taken steps to rehabilitate and compensate the struggling individuals. Hours earlier than his departure to Delhi on a four-day go to, the governor wrote looking for interplay with the chief minister on the earliest on the problems flagged by him.
“I’m constrained to look at your continued silence and inaction over publish ballot retributive bloodshed, violation of human rights, outrageous assault on dignity of girls, wanton destruction of property, perpetuation of untold miseries on political opponents – worst since independence and it sick augurs for democracy,” Dhankhar wrote within the letter to Banerjee, a replica of which he shared on Twitter. “Your studied silence, coupled with absence of any steps to interact in rehabilitation and compensation to alleviate the unimaginable struggling of individuals, pressure an inevitable conclusion that every one that is state pushed,” he alleged.
Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the Trinamool Congress authorities on a number of points since taking on in July 2019, additionally accused the police and administration within the state of being partisan. The governor wrote that in his May 13-15 go to to Coochbehar, Nandigram and Ranpagli in Assam, he had listened to heartrending tales of sufferings of individuals for voting as per their alternative within the West Bengal meeting elections.
The governor’s go to to those locations had led to a disagreement between him and the chief minister with Banerjee writing to him, claiming that his tour violates norms, whereas Dhankhar hit again saying he’s discharging duties mandated by Constitution. The governor wrote that the chief minister had, in an unprecedented method, on May 17 “spent six hours on the CBI workplace at Nizam Palace looking for launch of the arrested individuals”.
Banerjee had gone to the CBI workplace quickly after the arrest of two ministers in her cupboard — Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, TMC MLA Madan Mitra and former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee in reference to the Narada sting tape case. The governor urged the chief minister to deliberate the problem of post-poll violence within the cupboard, take all steps to revive legislation and order and supply succour to the struggling individuals.
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