I’ve instructed the police to ensure no one attacks you, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said in response to Governor Jagdeep Dhankar’s statement that he would not tolerate political violence in the state.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Wednesday raised questions about Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state.
“You [CM Mamata Banerjee] must stop political violence and killings in the state. I will not tolerate this is the Governor of the state. I will not disappoint the state’s citizens. I have nothing to do with politics,” Jagdeep Dhankar said.
The Governor of West Bengal went on to add, “What I mean is that aam aadmi gets the right to vote properly, that’s it. God has given West Bengal everything.”
“I am an agent of the Constitution of India. I am a sepoy of the Constitution of India,” Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responded to Governor Dhankar’s claims on Wednesday itself.
Referring to the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, she alleged, “Outsiders, goons are being brought to Bengal before elections to disturb the peace, do not fall for it.”
“I am there with you all throughout the year. No need to worry. I’ve instructed police to ensure no one attacks you. Bangal darpok state nahi hai [Bengal is not a coward state],” Trinamool chief and Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said while addressing state Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.
A BJP worker was found dead in Bengal’s Cooch Behar disrict earlier this week. Family members of the deceased have accused Trinamool cadre of the killing.
This incident is the latest in a spate of killings of BJP and Trinamool Congress workers in the state of West Bengal.