West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will embark on a week-long go to to North Bengal from Monday, inside per week of a requirement by sure BJP MPs for carving out a separate Union Territory for the area.
His go to additionally comes inside days of assembly Union Home Minister Amit Shah twice amid allegations of post-poll violence.
Leader of opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP, referred to as on Mr Dhankhar on Sunday and sought his intervention to cease the alleged post-poll violence and violation of human rights within the state.
The Governor on Sunday tweeted that he’ll embark on a week-long go to to North Bengal from June 21. He will proceed to Darjeeling from Bagdogra airport following a visit Kurseong.
Mr Dhankhar, nevertheless, didn’t cite any purpose for his go to.
This would be the Governor’s second journey to North Bengal in two months. Following the declaration of outcomes of the West Bengal meeting elections, which the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress gained with an enormous majority, he had visited Cooch Behar following allegations of post-poll violence.
He had additionally visited Ranpagli in neighbouring Assam the place folks had taken shelter owing to the “violence”.
Mr Adhikari “sought urgent intervention for worst ever post-poll violence and outrageous violation of human rights @MamataOfficial by implication in false cases all over state,” the governor mentioned in a Twitter publish.
“LOP alleged complicity of state machinery @WBPolice @KolkataPolice in perpetration of gruesome violations of human rights. In barbaric and dastardly criminal acts there has been no investigation, much less arrest of culprits @MamataOfficial,” he tweeted.
A recent controversy has additionally erupted with BJP MP John Barla from Alipurduar demanding that North Bengal be made a Union territory, with get together colleague and lawmaker from Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat, Jayanta Roy, popping out in help of it on June 15.
Mr Roy has, nevertheless, clarified that the feedback had been made of their private capability.
Accusing the BJP of attempting to divide Bengal, Chief Minister Banerjee has asserted that such makes an attempt won’t ever succeed.
The Governor went to Delhi on Tuesday, a day after a delegation of BJP MLAs petitioned him on the alleged deterioration of the legislation and order scenario within the state.
Mr Dhankhar met Mr Shah twice, on Thursday and on Saturday.
During the primary assembly, he’s believed to have briefed the Home Minister concerning the legislation and order scenario within the state.
During his five-day go to to Delhi, the Governor additionally made courtesy calls to President Ram Nath Kovind and National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra.
Hours earlier than his departure to the nationwide capital, Mr Dhankhar had written a letter to the chief minister alleging that she has been silent over post-poll violence within the state and has not taken steps to rehabilitate and compensate the “suffering people”.
Mr Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the Trinamool Congress authorities within the state on a number of points since taking up in July 2019, additionally accused the police and administration within the state of being partisan.
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