Kolkata: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed Monday his concern over the ‘alarming situation’ in the state. His comments came after a BJP leader was shot dead in North 24 Parganas district. Jagdeep Dhankar said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should take note of critical aspects that ‘run down the democratic governance and lawlessness’. Dhankar asserted that political violence and targeted killings should be stopped.
Earlier in the day, the governor slammed the West Bengal administration after the home secretary and the DGP failed to turn up. They disregarded Dhankar’s summons over the killing of the BJP leader Manish Sukla. However, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay met Dhankhar.
“Conveyed my concern of the present alarming scenario @MamataOfficial to the new Chief Secretary. Am sure Chief Minister would be indicated all these critical aspects that run down democratic governance and lawlessness. Political violence and targeted killings must stop,” Dhankhar said on Twitter.
The governor also said he had sent a message to the chief minister, expressing his desire to speak to her. However, there has been ‘no response’.
“Alarming nosediving law and order scenario@MamataOfficial Targeted political killings in spite of alert by Constitutional Head. Neither ACS Home nor DGP @WBPolice responded. To CM at 10.47PM Would like to speak to you urgently!’ Only silence that speaks volumes,” Dhankhar said on the microblogging site.