West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday met Union Residence Minister Amit Shah within the nationwide capital and confirmed that among the many considerations mentioned was the potential for violence within the upcoming meeting elections.
“2021 might be an important 12 months in Bengal as a result of there might be elections within the state. After we take a look at the panchayat elections of 2018 and the final elections of 2019, it’s seen that they’ve been bloody; guidelines have been violated and voters have been beneath stress,” Mr Dhankhar stated at a press meet later within the day.
The governor’s assembly with Amit Shah got here simply three days after a shock name at Raj Bhavan by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose relations with Mr Dhankhar are identified to be something however amiable.
In reality, just lately, 5 senior MPs of the Trinamool Congress wrote to the President asking him to recall the governor for violating the structure repeatedly along with his acts and utterances in opposition to the West Bengal authorities.
The governor nonetheless stated, “about tensions between me and the Chief Minister, I’m not conscious of it. I believe the Chief Minister is also unaware.”
The diplomatic traces had been one thing of a fig leaf. The governor has repeatedly accused Mamata Banerjee of politicising the administration and utilizing authorities infrastructure for political ends.
“Authorities employees and wealth can’t be used for political functions. That’s unlawful and a misconduct,” Mr Dhankhar stated.
“Anybody who believes within the structure can’t say authorities employees can do political work,” he added.
Mr Dhankhar recalled a current go to to Diamond Harbour the place he felt the administration had not adopted the protocol befitting the governor.
“The MP there’s influential. Nothing flawed with that. However there can’t be jagirdari. The governor can go anyplace within the state and if the district administration thinks it might skip protocol, then it has made a mistake. He’s accountable. If somebody breaks the legislation, you shouldn’t ignore it. I cannot as governor,” he stated in a transparent message to the state’s forms.
His remark was additionally a primary near-direct reference to Abhishek Banerjee, the Trinamool MP from Diamond Harbour, who’s the article of frequent BJP assaults.