Slamming West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over his letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on post-poll violence, the Trinamool Congress government said the contents of the letter were “not consistent with real facts”.
In a series of tweets, the Home Department of the West Bengal government said the Governor’s act of making the letter public was “violative of all established norms, and disrupts sanctity of such communications”.
“The government of West Bengal has observed with dismay and distress that the Governor of West Bengal has suddenly made public, a letter of his to the Chief Minister of West Bengal, with contents that are not consistent with real facts,” it said.
The department went on to say that the “unusual” step of going public in this manner “abruptly and unilaterally” has shocked the state government all the more because the “contents are fabricated”.
On post-poll violence in Bengal and the state government’s efforts to bring back normalcy, it said: “While the post-poll violence in the State was somewhat unabated when the Election Commission of India was in charge of the law and order machinery, after the swearing-in, the State Cabinet has reigned in the situation, restored normalcy, and established full command over anti-law elements. The state police have been firmly directed to bring to book all anti-socials and the Government remains committed to maintain the basic fabric of society and to uphold law and order.”
This comes after West Bengal Governor in a letter urged Chief Minister Banerjee to break her silence on post poll retributive violence and restore law and order.
In a tweet, while making the letter public, Dhankhar said he called upon Banerjee to have an interaction on the issues mentioned in the letter at the earliest.