In a new salvo, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday called on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to urgently brief him on the “explosive” law and order situation in the state.
There was no response from the secretariat until Saturday evening, which Jagdeep Dhankhar called the state government’s “non-responsive position”.
Jagdeep Dhankhar had tweeted in the morning, “…. @ MamataOfficial has been communicated by ACS my directive that CM Mamamta Banerjee urgently inform me of a dark and explosive policing scenario in the WB. CS was ordered to respond before 2 p.m. “
With no answer to his question from the CMO or Chief Secretary until evening, Jagdeep Dhankhar tweeted “Unfortunately, CS @MamataOfficial has given no answer.”
“An unreactive position, while occupying such a pivotal position as head of the state bureaucratic apparatus, is indicative of a system which is collapsing, which must be avoided,” he said.
“I hope that, given the august office you hold and the applicable legal regime, you revisit your non-reactive approach and communicate with the constitutional leader as directed by the ACS (Additional Chief Secretary) to the Governor,” signed the governor.
Unfortunately CS @MamataOfficial made no response and therefore sent a message: “I hope that, given the august post you hold and the applicable legal regime, you will reconsider your non-reactive approach and communicate to the constitutional leader as directed by ACS to the Governor . ” https://t.co/Rr3kuqWTzLpic.twitter.com/WM6FxDi2b6
– Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@ jdhankhar1) October 10, 2020
Jagdeep Dhankhar had tweeted in the morning: “I am convinced that keeping in mind the essence, letter and spirit of the Constitution and the alarming state of law and order, @MamataOfficial @ WBPolice @KolkataPolice Honble CM would urgently brief me on current situation, human rights issues, keeping the public interest first, ”the governor said in this tweet earlier on Saturday.
He had previously reported his law and order concerns and other issues in several tweets and was seeking a response from the Marketing Director.
Jagdeep Dhankhar told Siliguri on Friday that more than one rape or kidnapping was taking place in West Bengal every hour of August, according to data officially provided to him.
The governor said that by making the information available to the public, he had fulfilled his duty as constitutional leader by raising awareness of crimes against women.
Jagdeep Dhankhar said that reports containing West Bengal crime data for August were sent to him by the divisional commissioners, which they simultaneously sent to the chief secretary of state.
“I warned the Chief Secretary and the Minister of the Interior, I have not yet received their response,” he said.