Kolkata, Dec 17 (GCCurrentAffairs) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday expressed hope that his meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today will address all her concerns and would also be enlightened by her point of view.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Mr Dhankar said, ” I am optimistic that my meeting with CM today will address all her concerns and would also be enlightened by her point of view. Dialogue and communication at our level must take precedence as it is the quintessence of spirit of Constitution we all follow. ”
Allaying fear, the Governor tweeted, ” Citizenship Amendment Act has NO IMPACT WHATSOEVER ON ANY CITIZEN OF INDIA and none has anything to worry regarding this act. It is a balm to those who have faced years of persecution outside, have no other place to go except India.”
He appealed to all to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood.
In another tweet, he said, ” Chief Secretary message to my office yesterday “Will come tomorrow with DG in the second half after confirming the time with you.” It has been well acknowledged. Will have immense benefit of inputs from them so that all work in synergy to salvage the situation in public interest. ”
Earlier yesterday, Mr Dhankar wrote a letter to Ms Banerjee, saying he was looking forward to a positive response from her end at the meeting on Tuesday.
Mr Dhankhar asked Ms Banerjee to personally update him on the current situation in the state over the violent protests against the amended Citizenship act after West Bengal Chief Secretary and Director General of Police failed to turn up to brief him on it.
The Governor in a tweet said, ” In view of enormity of situation I have called upon Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee to personally update me at Raj Bhawan tomorrow ( December 17)
at a time of her choice.”
The Governor letter said, “I have taken note of your communication dated December 16,
2019 with deep pain and anguish and am surprised at the unwarranted tangential approach
you have adopted therein. Your reflections are far from fact situations and would urge you to
engage in soul searching.”
The Governor said in the letter that he sought to remind the Chief Minister that “I have all throughout taken steps in consonance with the Constitution and with respect to the present unfortunate crisis in which the State has landed, I have numerously appealed to the people and the Government to do their utmost to maintain peace, avoid violence and adhere to the Rule of Law.”
” You are fully aware that during my brief period here, I have been heaped indignities, with
your Ministers being on rampage with most vituperative language. ”
” My Constitutional position was repeatedly compromised. Such numerous issues including
total disregard of Article 166 and 167 of the Constitution of India at your end, and other
matters that have been repeatedly flagged to you with no response whatsoever. Even on the
current critical situation in the State, I have not been briefed by the State Government at any
stage and at any level whatsoever, ” the Governor claimed.
” However, I would not like to go into those aspects at the moment and would like that we,
in togetherness and in tandem, in larger public interest work so that people of the State of
West Bengal get respite from violence and peace is restored.
“I look forward to positive response from your end at our meeting tomorrow.”