Governor Jagdeep Dhankar: TMC govt turned Bengal into police state, will act if Constitution not protected | India News
KOLKATA: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday claimed that the TMC govt has became West Bengal right into a “police state” and stated he could be compelled to “take a look at” Article 154 of the Charter, as his place of job has been left out for lengthy by means of the ruling dispensation.
Article 154 of the Charter mandates that the manager energy of the state can be vested within the Governor and can be exercised by means of him both without delay or via officials subordinates to him.
Criticising DGP Virendra for “being irresponsible and callous” in his reaction to a letter, Dhankhar stated police body of workers are running as “cadres” of the ruling TMC.
“If the Charter isn’t safe, I’ve to behave. The place of job of the governor has been left out for lengthy. I can be compelled to take a look at Article 154 of the Charter,” he stated at a press meet right here.
The governor additionally stated that “digital surveillance by means of the TMC govt” has compelled him to keep up a correspondence over WhatsApp voice calls.
“West Bengal has been become a police state…Police state and democracy can not move hand in hand. Regulation and order has collapsed within the state. Maoist insurgency is elevating its head. Terror modules also are working from this state,” the governor added.
Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the TMC govt since he assumed place of job in July 2019, had written to DGP Virendra previous this month, expressing worry over the regulation and order scenario within the state.
Following the DGP’s two-line answer, he had requested the state police leader to fulfill him by means of September 26.
Leader Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a letter to the governor on September 26, steered him to “act throughout the mandates of the Charter”, expressing anguish over his letter to the DGP.