Kolkata: Referring to the current law and order situation in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday commented that the state is virtually on fire and they seem to be fiddling politically, it can’t be countenanced.
Dhankhar said this while speaking on the occasion of the 64th death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution.
“I’ve sent them multiple reminders which made no effects on them. It would take me lot of effort to say that state govt is functioning constitutionally,” the governor said adding, “I’m deeply disturbed and pained that governance in the state is getting away from the path of constitution. It is distancing from rule of law.”
“The State is virtually on fire and they seem to be fiddling politically, it can’t be countenanced. I’ve sent them multiple reminders, but no effect on them is a very big indication that it would take me lot of effort to say State govt is functioning constitutionally,” Dhankar continued.
Dhankhar paid floral tributes to Ambedkar at Red Road in Kolkata on Mahaparinirvan Diwas, observed in the memory of the veteran Dalit leader.
This isn’t the first time the Bengal Governor has lashed out at the alleged lawlessness of the state government. On November 18, he said that he pledged to ensure the 2021 Assembly elections will be conducted in a free and fair manner irrespective of the political situation in the state.
“I will do everything in my power to ensure that the people of West Bengal get a free and fair election without violence. I have nothing to do with the outcome, only the upholding of the process of law and voter satisfaction,” he said.