West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday condemned chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s remarks after BJP nationwide president JP Nadda’s convoy got here underneath an assault in Diamond Harbour on Thursday, and requested her “not to play with fire”.
Dhankhar on Friday despatched an in depth report back to the Centre about Thursday’s incident, as the BJP alleged that Nadda’s automotive was attacked by a mob backed by the Trinamool Congress. Sources stated that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has acquired the report and sought an evaluation of the regulation and order scenario within the state.
Slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led state administration, Dhankhar stated: “The events that happened yesterday are most unfortunate. They are a slur on our democratic fabric.”
The TMC hit again on the Governor, saying that the report despatched to the Centre was unconstitutional. “Why should they send such a letter? This is unconstitutional,” Kalyan Banerjee informed reporters.
He stated the Governor was nothing greater than a conduit for the BJP and all the knowledge he obtained was immediately from the get together. “JP Nadda was given a bullet proof car, he was given enough protection,” he stated, including that it was the BJP supporters who provoked the police.
Nadda’s convoy was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters in West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district when the BJP chief was heading out to attend a rally on Thursday.
The irate mob had additionally attacked different autos of senior BJP leaders like nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, nationwide vice-president Mukul Roy and Anupam Hazra within the convoy.
Later, chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed the entire incident as a ‘drama’ and claimed that it was staged by the saffron brigade to draw political consideration earlier than the state meeting elections.
“BJP has no other work. Sometimes the Home Minister is here. Other times its Chaddha-Nadda-Fadda-Bhaddha is here. When people don’t attend their rallies, they call their workers for doing such nautanki (drama),” Banerjee had stated whereas addressing a public rally in Kolkata on Thursday night.
Referring to the incident, Dhankhar stated that on Thursday, the chief of a nationwide political get together was blatantly attacked and State actors, who had been concerned, had assist from the ruling administration.
“This is like a death-knell to democracy. I have written so in my feedback. The Chief Minister has to follow the Constitution. She cannot depart from its paths. The law and order situation in the state has been continuously worsening for a long time. As a Governor, it is my duty to uphold the Indian Constitution,” he informed media individuals right here.
The Governor additionally took a severe word of the CM’s assertion the place she had stated the assault on BJP’s convoy was nothing however a ‘staged drama’.
“I take a very serious note of the statement made by the chief minister. How can a responsible chief minister, believing in rule of law, believing in Constitution, and believing in rich Bengali culture, talk the way she did. I appeal to her – madam, please reflect, please maintain some dignity and grace, and take back those words,” he stated.
Talking about Banerjee’s stand on “outsiders making trouble” in Bengal, Dhankhar stated that India is one nation and any citizen can go anyplace right here.
“Madam Chief Minister, India is one, Indians are one, please do not play with or fan this kind of fire. You are under oath of the constitution, please respect it. Who is an outsider, who is an insider, please do not indulge in these kinds of statements,” he added.