West Bengal governor vows to uphold constitution as he visits Cooch Behar, hit by post-poll violence

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Thursday reached areas marred by post-poll violence, Hindustan Instances’ sister publication Livehindustan reported. He’s on a go to to Cooch Behar district the place violence passed off in Sitalkuchi throughout fourth part of meeting election on April 10.

After reaching Cooch Behar, Dhankar stated that his obligation is to uphold the Structure, and he’ll work in the direction of it, in accordance with Livehindustan. The governor will work together with victims of post-poll violence in Cooch Behar.

He may even go to Assam on Could 14, the place Dhankar will go to Ranpagli and Srirampur camps, a press release from the Raj Bhavan stated on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the governor of violating norms and planning to go to Cooch Behar district the place 4 villagers had been killed in firing by Central Industrial Safety Pressure (CISF) personnel at Sitalkuchi.

Banerjee, in a letter to Dhankhar, stated: “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 advanced over a number of many years. I, due to this fact, would anticipate you to kindly comply with the well-established norms of protocol and desist from abrupt choices as regards to discipline visits.”

Dhankar responded to the chief minister, asking her to uphold constitutional commitments, including that it’s time to deal with points being confronted by individuals in deep misery.

“We each, being constitutional functionaries, are topic to the structure. I’m certain you’ll no less than concede supremacy of the structure, that by the oath you’re ordained to comply with. Revisit your stance and decide to the structure that by the oath you’re obligated to uphold and comply with. That is time to handle points being confronted by individuals in deep misery,” the West Bengal governor stated in his letter to Banerjee.

On Could 7, a four-member staff deputed by the Ministry of Residence Affairs had visited the Diamond Harbour space of West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district to evaluate the bottom state of affairs after the violence following the outcomes of the meeting elections on Could 2.

A five-member Structure Bench of the Calcutta Excessive Court docket had additionally ordered the West Bengal Residence Secretary to file a report mentioning the locations the place the violence occurred and the steps taken.

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