Governor Dhankar Fires Salvo: West Bengal Govt Distancing Itself From Rule Of Law

Kolkata: There is no love lost between the West Bengal government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

While the Governor has repeatedly hit out at the Mamata Banerjee-headed state government for its policies and actions, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders have alleged that Dhankar has been behaving unconstitutionally and even demanded his removal.

In his latest salvo, the Governor alleged on Sunday that the TMC government has distanced itself from rule of law, the Hindustan Times reported.

“I am deeply disturbed, concerned, worried and pained. The governance in the state of West Bengal is getting away from the path of the Constitution. It is distancing itself from rule of law. The soul of B R Ambedkar is deeply hurt,” Dhankhar said on the occasion of Ambedkar’s death anniversary.

“High time @MamataOfficial to ensure governance in accordance with constitution and render police & administration “politically neutral”. CS & DGP @WBPolice non responsive stance ignoring lawful accountability, letter & spirit of constitution is fraught with serious consequences,” Dhankhar tweeted later in the day.

Nothing wrong with law and order, says TMC:

Senior TMC spokesperson Saugata Roy said that Dhankhar is not following ethics.

“He cannot make such statements in public every day. If he has anything to say about the government he can write to the chief minister or call her up. What he is doing is not right. There is nothing wrong with law and order in Bengal. The governor cannot see the reality,” said Roy.

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