Protocol violation! Mamata Banerjee warns Governor against visiting violence-hit areas | India News

Kolkata: On the eve of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s scheduled go to to post-poll violence-affected Cooch Behar district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (Could 12) wrote to him claiming that it violates long-standing protocols adopted by his predecessors in case of subject visits.

In her letter, Banerjee additionally alleged that Dhankhar has been instantly speaking with state authorities officers and dictating them, although she had earlier requested him to chorus from doing so.

“I discover from social media that you’re unilaterally continuing to Cooch Behar district on Could 13 and, sadly, I discover that to be violative of the long-standing norms as developed over a number of many years.

“I, due to this fact, would anticipate you’ll kindly comply with the well-established norms of protocol, as said above, and desist from abrupt selections close to subject visits,” Banerjee’s letter to Dhnakhar learn.

The CM referred to the ‘Handbook of Protocol and Ceremonials’ of the house division of the state authorities, which says that visits of governors are finalised by the secretary of the governor after acquiring the orders of the federal government.

The governor on Tuesday mentioned that he’ll go to areas affected by post-poll violence in Cooch Behar district on Could 13.

Banerjee additionally referred to her letter written to Dhankhar on September 26 final yr, by which she had urged him to “chorus from surpassing the Chief Minister and her Council of Ministers and speaking with and dictating the State officers, in extra of your energy below the Structure and directing them to attend earlier than you”.

The CM alleged that the governor is “steadily ignoring” this recommendation.

Not less than 16 folks, primarily from the BJP and the TMC, have been killed in post-poll violence in West Bengal and many of the killings had been reported until Could three when the regulation and order was below the Election Fee, Banerjee had mentioned on Could 6.

Political clashes additionally left quite a lot of folks injured within the state for the reason that outcomes of the meeting elections had been introduced on Could 2, when the TMC returned to energy in a landslide victory.

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