New Delhi: A memorandum has been sent to President Ram Nath Kovind by the five members of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Wednesday requesting an instant removal of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over his failure to defend the Indian Constitution.
In the memorandum, Sudip Bandhopadhyay, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Derek O’Brien, Kalyan Banerjee and Sukhendu Sekhar Ray signed on the dotted lines. They requested the President to remove Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
“We submit that the Governor has failed to preserve, protect, defend the Constitution, and repeatedly breached law declared by the Supreme Court,” the memorandum read.
Accusing the governor of refusing to sign a number of bills, the parliament members said, “He is sitting tight and refuses to sign a number of Bills passed by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.”
On Tuesday, MP Derek O’Brien criticised the Governor for demeaning the state. “Normally ignored you, but you have crossed the line. Enough. You are nothing but His Master’s Voice! You are a disgrace to the office you hold. Without basis, u criticize and demean Bengal to serve your political masters. U do this while enjoying Bengal’s hospitality. Shame on you,” O’Brien tweeted.
According to the reports, the Governor and the Mamata Banerjee government have been quarrelling on several matters and have accused each other of foul play on several occasions.