New Delhi: The West Bengal home department, in a series of tweets, said that the contents of governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee was “not consistent with real facts”.
Bashing the Bengal Governor over his letter to Mamata Banerjee on post-poll violence in the state, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government on Tuesday claimed that the contents of the letter were “not consistent with real facts”.
The Home Department of the West Bengal government also added that the Jagdeep Dhankhar’s act of making the letter public was also “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 then went on to add that the “unusual” decision of going public regarding the manner “abruptly and unilaterally” has left the state government in shock all the more because the “contents are fabricated”.
Regarding the post-poll violence in West Bengal and the state government’s attempt 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 development comes right after the West Bengal Governor urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a letter to speak on the post poll violence in the state and restore law and order.
In a post over on Twitter, making his above-mentioned letter public, Dhankhar said that he called upon Banerjee to have an interaction on the issues mentioned in the letter at the earliest.
“With a heavy heart, I am constrained to observe your continued silence and inaction over post-poll retributive bloodshed, violation of human rights. outrageous assault on the dignity of women, wanton destruction of property, the perpetuation of untold miseries on political opponents- worst since independence and it ill augurs for democracy,” he said in the letter.
In his letter, Dhankhar also claimed that “in spite of drawing her attention to the enormity of situation, huge exodus of people in search of cover for life and destruction of property worth crores, there has only been stunning silence at Banerjee’s end and she did not deem it necessary to even deliberate this grave human tragedy in any of the cabinet meetings so far.”
“Your studied silence, coupled with an absence of any steps to engage in rehabilitation and compensation to alleviate the unimaginable suffering of people, force an inevitable conclusion that all this is state-driven. Your stance is plunging the vast suffering populace in a state of hopelessness and helplessness. Such ‘punitive’ decimation of human rights and dignity shames democracy,” the Governor said.