West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will meet Union residence minister Amit Shah on Thursday throughout a three-day journey to Delhi. Dhankhar was scheduled to go away for Delhi on Wednesday night.
The information of Dhankhar’s go to to the capital led to speculations in political circles that he would possibly submit a report on the legislation and order state of affairs to Shah. Raj Bhawan officers mentioned they’d no data on this.
During their final assembly on July 20, Dhankhar instructed the Union residence minister that the legislation and order state of affairs in Bengal was “worrisome” and added that the state was on the “edge of a cliff”. He additionally talked of healthcare administration, nepotism in cyclone aid distribution and basic governance.
The governor has been elevating these points on social media platforms and in his interactions with ministers and bureaucrats. The acrimonious relationship between Raj Bhawan and the federal government has touched a brand new low in latest weeks due to this.
“Worrisome and dangerously deteriorating law and order situation, targeting political opponents and the highly partisan role of the police was also discussed. The role of police leaves much to be desired and that it was high time exemplary action was taken against senior police officials who act in disregard of the conduct rules,” the Governor House mentioned in an announcement in July after Dhankhar met Shah.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, who’ve met Dhankhar a number of instances just lately with complaints in opposition to the state, didn’t touch upon his Delhi journey.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha member and spokesperson Saugata Roy mentioned, “All governors have to report to the Union home minister at regular intervals. Dhankhar is doing the same as he has to justify his job. This has no political significance.”
Interestingly, the governor will spend the whole month of November on the picturesque Governor House in Darjeeling.
“Many governors have done this in the past. He wants to enjoy the weather in the hills, which is very pleasant right now,” mentioned Roy.
Appointed governor in July final yr, Dhankhar’s relationship with the TMC authorities and chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been marked by acrimony via a series of occasions since September 2019.