Dhankhar urges Mamata to follow constitutional norms and rule of law

Kolkata : West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to follow constitutional norms and rule of law as chaos erupted over the arrest of Trinamool Congress party members by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Dhankhar tweeted, ‘Concerned at alarming situation. Call upon @MamataOfficial to follow constitutional norms & rule of law. Police@WBPolice @KolkataPolice@HomeBengal must take all steps to maintain law & order. Sad- situation is being allowed to drift with no tangible action by authorities.’

“Total lawlessness & anarchy. Police and administration in silence mode. Hope you realize repercussions of such lawlessness and failure of the constitutional mechanism. Time to reflect and contain this explosive situation that is worsening minute by minute,” the Governor tweeted.

Dhankhar also asked West Bengal Police, Kolkata Police, and the state home department to take necessary steps to maintain law and order.

‘Invited attention @MamataOfficial “On channels and in the public domain I notice arson and pelting of stones at CBI office. Pathetic that Kolkata Police @KolkataPolice and West Bengal Police @WBPolice are just onlookers. Appeal to you to act and restore law and order, ‘ he added.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s senior cabinet ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim and two others, including TMC MLA Madan Mitra, have been arrested on Monday by the CBI in connection with the Narada sting operation case.

The anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Mitra and former city mayor Sovan Chatterjee in connection with the Narada sting operation case.

The central investigation agency’s officials visited their house on Monday morning and brought the leaders for questioning at their office in Kolkata’s Nizam Palace.

All four arrested politicians would be produced in a city court later today.

Dhankhar recently sanctioned the prosecution of the four politicians, who have been accused of the Narada sting operation scam five years ago in 2016.