The Governor of Bengal summons the Chief Secretary in connection with the post-election violence
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asked the state Home Secretary to meet with him by evening on Saturday, claiming that the state Home Secretary had failed to inform him of the law and order situation surrounding post-poll violence. Mr. Dhankhar said on Twitter that the state’s director general of police (DGP) and commissioner of Kolkata police did not send him reports in this regard.
“Chief Secretary @MamataOfficial has been called upon to see me today before 7 PM as ACS Home @HomeBengal failed to impart status report on law and order regarding post-poll violence,” the governor said in his tweet.
“Such drifting of governance @MamataOfficial from constitutional prescriptions is unfortunate and cannot be overlooked.
“While the state passes through most severe post-poll violence, there is just no input to the constitutional head. This is least expected,” Mr. Dhankhar wrote.
Following the bitterly fought state elections, West Bengal has been ravaged by large-scale crime.
According to the chief minister, 16 people from various political parties were killed in clashes following the election results. The previous day, a four-member team from the Union Home Ministry met with Dhankhar at Raj Bhawan to investigate the reasons for the post-election violence in Bengal.