West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday met Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah within the nationwide capital and confirmed that among the many issues mentioned was the potential of violence within the upcoming meeting elections.
“2021 will probably be an important yr in Bengal as a result of there will probably be elections within the state. Once we have 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 below stress,” Mr Dhankhar mentioned 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 recognized to be something however amiable.
In reality, 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 nevertheless mentioned, “about tensions between me and the Chief Minister, I’m not conscious of it. I feel the Chief Minister is also unaware.”
The diplomatic strains 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 staff and wealth can’t be used for political functions. That’s unlawful and a misconduct,” Mr Dhankhar mentioned.
“Anybody who believes within the structure can not say authorities staff can do political work,” he added.
Mr Dhankhar recalled a latest 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 unsuitable with that. However there can’t be jagirdari. The governor can go wherever within the state and if the district administration thinks it might probably skip protocol, then it has made a mistake. He’s accountable. If somebody breaks the regulation, you shouldn’t ignore it. I can’t as governor,” he mentioned in a transparent message to the state’s paperwork.
His remark was additionally a primary near-direct reference to Abhishek Banerjee, the Trinamool MP from Diamond Harbour, who’s the thing of frequent BJP assaults.