The Governor of West Bengal’s visit to the areas affected by the violence is unconstitutional: TMC | India News
The TMC opposed the visit of the Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, to Cooch Behar (ANI)
CALCUTTA: the West Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress claimed that governor jagdeep dhankhar, who visited the areas affected by the post-election violence of the Cooch Behar district on Thursday ignoring the advice of the state government, violated constitutional provisions.
Chief Minister Mamata banerjee on Wednesday he wrote to Dhankhar alleging that his visit to Cooch Behar “would violate long-standing rules, as they have developed over several decades” and urged him to desist from “abrupt decisions regarding field visits.”
The governor, in his response, said that he was fulfilling the duties mandated by the Constitution and that his visit to Cooch Behar was to share the pain and agony of those who suffer post-election violence.
“He (Dhankhar) did not listen to the state government and went to Cooch Behar. He went there in the company of a BJP Leader. His conduct is unconstitutional “, veteran TMC The deputy and party spokesman Sougata Ray said.
BJP MP Nisith Pramanik accompanied Dhankhar during his visit to areas of the district affected by violence.
“We had previously written a letter to the president against this governor. If the CM says so, we will send another letter against him to the president,” Ray told reporters.
The TMC in December of last year had written to the president Ram Nath Kovind remove Jagdeep Dhankhar from the post of Governor of West Bengal, accusing him of “transgressing constitutional limits” by regularly commenting in public against the state administration.
Party leader and minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay claimed that Dhankhar’s conduct is unbecoming of a governor.
“The governor is making policy on lost incidents after elections for which the state government has taken all necessary measures. He is making policy when the state is busy fighting the pandemic. We want the governor and state government to work together to fight the Covid situation, “Chattopadhyay told reporters.
In a Twitter post, TMC Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar urged Dhankhar to “stop nasty and divisive propaganda,” saying this is not the time for that.
However, he did not mention the governor’s visit to Coochbehar.
“Your teacher’s voice @ jdhankhar1 ji #GangaExposedModi No treatment No vaccine no #ventilators No cremation of the dead Policy ruling by @PMOIndia Stop nasty divisive propaganda This is not the time to Save India from #CovidIndia,” Ghosh Dastidar tweeted .
She tagged the post on official Twitter users of Mamata Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien, who is also the party’s national spokesperson.
O’Brien retweeted Ghosh Dastidar’s post.
On Friday, the governor is scheduled to visit camps in Assam where some West Bengal people have reportedly taken refuge due to skirmishes.
Post-election violence has been reported from various parts of the state, with both the opposition BJP and the ruling TMC accusing each other of participating in attacks on their workers.
At least 16 people, mainly from the BJP and TMC, have been killed in the post-election violence in West Bengal and most of the killings were recorded until May 3, when law and order were under the rule of law. Electoral CommissionBanerjee had said on May 6.
Political clashes have also injured several people in the state since the results of the assembly elections were announced on May 2, when the TMC returned to power with a landslide victory.