West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar needs to be eliminated, 5 lawmakers from the Trinamool Congress have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, citing a political bias in opposition to the Mamata Banerjee authorities and violations of the structure.
Mr Dhankhar “has engineered to destabilize the State Authorities equipment as a complete”, Trinamool MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Derek O’Brien, Kalyan Banerjee, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar mentioned in a letter sharply important of the governor.
The enchantment to the president to behave in opposition to Mr Dhankhar comes amid an more and more shrill political ambiance in Bengal forward of elections that sees the governor serving to the BJP with near-daily assaults on the federal government.
“Interminable important tweets and statements directed in opposition to the West Bengal Authorities, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, AITC – with a political bias – are more likely to trigger legislation and order drawback. In addition to, such tendencies and inclinations on the a part of the Constitutional head of the State to brazenly help a political social gathering strikes on the very root of federalism,” the MPs wrote.
They accused Mr Dhankhar of “transgressing” upon different authorities just like the Election Fee and Comptroller and Auditor Basic (CAG).
“In search of apology from the Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State on an unlucky incident on BJP President’s convoy is one other transgression by the Governor,” they wrote referring to the assault on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy earlier this month.
“Hon’ble Shri Dhankhar has additionally not spared the State Legislature. He’s sitting tight and refuses to signal a variety of Payments handed by the West Bengal Legislative Meeting. Not solely is he not signing the payments, he’s even asking for “explanations” from the Hon’ble Speaker. This can be a direct insult and assault on the Sovereignty of the State Legislature,” they mentioned.
A consultant of the central authorities to the state, the Bengal governor has squarely positioned himself as an antagonist to Mamata Banerjee since his appointment final yr and steadily props up the BJP’s protracted marketing campaign to unseat the Chief Minister.
Reacting to the letter, the BJP mentioned the governor is appearing inside his constitutional parameters whereas the Trinamool Congress “is scared”.
“I do not assume the TMC’s motion of shifting the President for the removing of the governor can have any affect. The President will go by his personal understanding of the governor’s position,” BJP nationwide basic secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya mentioned.
“The governor is appearing inside his constitutional parameters as the pinnacle of the state. The TMC is doing this as it’s scared,” the senior BJP chief added.