West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday took to Twitter to write that he would discuss with Union Home Minister Amit Shah the “worrisome situation” of the state. He said that it is party of his duty, under Article 159 to preserve and protect the Constitution and to devote himself to the service and well being of the people.

“Will discuss issues @MamataOfficial with Home Minister today-part of my DUTY under Article 159,i.e.

  • To the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution;
  • Devote myself to the service and well-being of the people.

I PLEDGE TOTAL COMMITMENT FOR WB PEOPLE”

Dhankhar also wrote: “Would be discussing with Union Home Minister at noon today West Bengal (sic) worrisome situation. Also state of affairs and affairs of State @MamataOfficial. Welfare of people of West Bengal is ever uppermost in my mind. All my actions are inspired to mitigate woes of WB people.”

The Governor has been raising various issues of the state in his Twitter account and in interviews with the media. Last week, Mamata Banerjee had attacked Dhankhar stating that he was not only overstepping his limits, but also doing “more than what a BJP mouthpiece” would have. “He is acting more than a politician now,” she said, adding that it was doing “even more than what Amit Shah” would have done in the situation.

Among other things, Banerjee had mentioned in her press conference that Dhankhar had referred to the death of BJP MLA Debendranath Ray as a “political murder” while the state government had quoted the post mortem report stating that the injury was “antemortal” in nature, which means it was death by hanging, and a detailed report is still awaited.

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