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Bengal Governor asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her 'jihad against BJP' remark Bengal politics

Bengal Governor asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her 'jihad against BJP' remark

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jun 2022, 11:38 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking the CM to withdraw her "jihad against the BJP" remark.

In the letter, the Governor has urged the CM to forthwith withdraw this "most unconstitutional declaration of jihad against BJP" on July 21, 2022 to "subserve democratic values and constitutionalism".

This move by the Governor came after a BJP delegation, led by LoP Suvendu Adhikari, met him and sought his "constitutional intervention" for Mamata Banerjee's June 28 Asansol statement "Declaring July 21, 2022 as 'A day of jihad' against the BJP".

"Your statement, revealed in the video, is most unfortunate and indicates constitutional anarchy," Dhankhar wrote in the letter.

"It defies logic and reason as to how one under the Oath of Constitution and holding the position of Chief Minister could make such pernicious declaration of 'jihad' against a political party," he added.


Calling Mamata's statement a death knell of democracy and rule of law, Dhankhar said, "Nothing can be more authoritarian and undemocratic."

The Governor said he had indicated on numerous occasions that "governance in the state is far distanced from the Constitution of Law".

"I can not but take the strongest possible exception to your [Mamata's] statement," his letter read.