December 4, 2020

Dhankhar Alleges Raj Bhavan Underneath Surveillance, TMC Says It is Area of His ‘Bosses from Gujarat’



Raj Bhavan has been positioned beneath surveillance “undermining the sanctity” of the establishment, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Sunday, a improvement that might plunge his already strained ties with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to newer depths.

Making the startling declare, Dhankhar, who has usually crossed swords with the TMC authorities over a number of points up to now one 12 months, additionally alleged lawlessness was prevailing throughout the state, drawing sharp reactions from Banerjee’s occasion, which stated that such acts of surveillance are the area of his “bosses from Gujarat”.

“I want to inform you all that the Raj Bhavan is beneath surveillance. It undermines the sanctity of the Raj Bhavan. I’ll do every part to guard its sanctity,”Dhankhar informed a press convention.

“I’ve initiated a really severe, important probe into it. Sanctity of Raj Bhavan’s functioning must be stored intact,” he stated. With out elaborating on what sort of surveillance Raj Bhavan had been put beneath, Dhankhar stated, “As constitutional act, I cannot, won’t ever endure any surveillance of any nature in anyway. Those that have performed it, should pay the value in response to rule of legislation. My inside inquiry will likely be accomplished quickly sufficient,” he stated.

The governor additionally spoke about confidential paperwork getting leaked. There was no phrase from the federal government on Dhankhar’s declare. Nonetheless, Trinamool Congress MP and spokesperson Mahua Moitra hit out on the governor over the claims.

“Uncleji now claims he and Raj Bhawan premises (are) beneath surveillance. Imagine me, that is one thing your bosses from Gujarat do higher than anybody else -any of us can be novices at it,” she stated on Twitter.

Expressing “ache” at Mamata Banerjee and her cupboard colleagues for not attending the customary ‘At Dwelling’ hosted at Raj Bhavan, the governor’s official residence, on Independence Day, Dhankhar stated that lower than 35 distinguished company had been invited preserving in thoughts the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It has been very painful for me… I used to be always interacting with the state authorities via the chief minister, was impressing upon her constantly that the programme will likely be held completely and strictly following the COVID protocol and preserving the quantity to reveal minimal.

“It might have been befitting for the event, it will have been a great tribute to our freedom fighters’sacrifice if the chief minister and members of the chief invited (had attended); it has set a foul precedent,” he stated. The chief minister had met the governor at Raj Bhavan on Saturday morning after attending the official Independence Day occasion however didn’t attend the At Dwelling.

Refuting Dhankhar, Moitra shared a doc on Twitter, stating that 96 individuals had been invited to the Raj Bhavan. “Uncle- please no less than share the entire reality… Honble CM visited you at Raj Bhavan earlier than your tea occasion & spent an hour with you. Do not suppose milling in a crowd at a tea occasion is sensible for both her otherwise you within the midst of Covid19,” she tweeted.

Referring to a few of his many face-offs with the Mamata Banerjee authorities since he took over because the governor of West Bengal a 12 months in the past, together with these on the Meeting, throughout his visits to universities and the Structure Day perform, he stated, these weren’t the indicators of democracy or freedom.

Dhankhar stated he had discovered the gates to the Meeting locked throughout a scheduled go to. Likewise, the chamber of the vice-chancellor was beneath lock and key throughout his go to to a college of which he’s the ex-officio chancellor, he stated.

On the Structure Day, he was sixth in queue to handle the Meeting, the governor stated. “I pray to almighty that good sense prevails,Structure is revered,” he stated, including, “15th August was one other painful day for me, political violence and killing was observed over unfurling of the nationwide flag.”

A BJP employee was killed allegedly by TMC supporters at Khanakul in Hooghly district following a tiff over unfurling the Tricolour on the similar spot. “We’re in a state of lawlessness, already scenario is alarmingly worrisome,” the governor stated.

He stated because the governor he has a constitutional proper to know in regards to the happenings within the state and that it’s the responsibility of the chief minister to make info accessible to him.

Dhankhar stated there have been 5 editions of Bengal International Enterprise Summit, however his questions on how a lot funding was promised and the way a lot was really delivered, and about jobs created haven’t elicited any response from the federal government.

He stated his recommendation to the civil administration and police to behave as public and never political servants and conduct themselves in accordance with legislation and neutrally, has gone unheeded.

“It’s my dedication to the individuals of West Bengal, I’ll do every part attainable to make sure that democracy within the state thrives, and democracy will flourish provided that there may be rule of legislation,” he stated.

Dhankhar alleged that the police administration is appearing in a way which is “critically compromising” the actions of political opponents of the ruling occasion. He stated that even MPs and MLAs had been being slapped with felony circumstances and “threatened in a way that can shake anybody”.


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