Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday claimed that the TMC authorities has was West Bengal into a “police instruct” and said he might presumably be compelled to “seek at” Article 154 of the Constitution, as his office has been neglected for prolonged by the ruling dispensation.
Article 154 of the Constitution mandates that the federal government vitality of the instruct will likely be vested within the Governor and will likely be exercised by him both directly or via officers subordinates to him.
Criticising DGP Virendra for “being irresponsible and callous” in his response to a letter, Dhankhar said police personnel are working as “cadres” of the ruling TMC.
“If the Constitution is no longer obtain, I actually need to behave. The office of the governor has been neglected for prolonged. I would perchance be compelled to hunt at Article 154 of the Constitution,” he said at a press meet here.
The governor also said that “digital surveillance by the TMC authorities” has compelled him to keep up a correspondence over WhatsApp bid calls.
“West Bengal has been was into a police instruct…Police instruct and democracy can no longer inch hand in hand. Law and uncover has collapsed within the instruct. Maoist insurgency is elevating its head. Fear modules are also operating from this instruct,” the governor added.
Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the TMC authorities since he assumed office in July 2019, had written to DGP Virendra earlier this month, expressing self-discipline over the law and uncover grief within the instruct.
Following the DGP’s two-line reply, he had asked the instruct police chief to fulfill him by September 26.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a letter to the governor on September 26, informed him to “act inner the mandates of the Constitution”, expressing anxiety over his letter to the DGP.