Amid rift with Mamata government, Bengal Governor to meet Shah in Delhi on Thursday- The New Indian Express

Amid rift with Mamata authorities, Bengal Governor to fulfill Shah in Delhi on Thursday- The New Indian Specific

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By PTI

KOLKATA: Amid incidences of political violence and killings in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will meet Union House Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Thursday.

Dhankhar has been vocal in regards to the political killings which have taken place up to now few months attracting criticism from the Mamata Banerjee authorities within the state.

West Bengal Governor Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar can be on an official go to to Delhi from Oct 28-30.

Governor Dhankhar leaves for Delhi on the night of Oct 28 and returns to Kolkata on Oct 30.

His engagements embrace calling on the Union House Minister Shri Amit Shah on Oct 29, a Raj Bhavan communique mentioned on Wednesday.

Following this he can be on a month-long go to to Darjeeling from November 1, the sources mentioned.

Dhankhar’s scheduled go to to Darjeeling will happen at a time when political equations within the hills have modified after the supremo of the undivided Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), Bimal Gurung walked out of the BJP-led NDA accusing it of not fulfilling its guarantees.

Gurung had throughout his dramatic reappearence within the metropolis after absconding for 3 years lent help to the ruling TMC.

The TMC bought a shot within the arm as he vowed to help it within the subsequent meeting polls.

“Dhnakhar can be stayinng on the Raj Bhavan in Darjeeling, the assertion mentioned. He’s additionally scheduled to handle a press convention at Siliguri on November 1.” 

The TMC has expressed apprehension over the governor’s scheduled go to to the hills. Dhankhar has been at odds with the Mamata Banerjee dispensation since assuming cost over a yr in the past.

“He (Dhankhar) can at all times go to any a part of the state. However we do not suppose it is a routine go to. We’re apprehensive about his go to,” a senior TMC chief from north Bengal mentioned.

The BJP got here out in help of the governor and mentioned being the constitutional head of the state, he has the best to go to any a part of the state.

“Why is the TMC afraid about his go to? Does it have something to cover? The governor has the best to go to any a part of the state,” a senior state BJP chief mentioned.

The TMC is hopeful that the brand new political realignment of Gurung with the get together can have “far-reaching political influence” in north Bengal, one among its leaders mentioned.

Banerjee’s get together had drawn a clean within the 54 meeting segments within the space within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Sources in TMC mentioned the political realignment will change a number of floor equations in north Bengal within the get together’s favour as Gurung enjoys affect in 12-14 meeting seats and holds sway over 11 Gorkha communities, who type a deciding consider 18-20 meeting seats unfold throughout Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar.

The picturesque Darjeeling Hills have repeatedly witnessed violent agitation over the demand for a separate state for greater than three many years, the newest being in June 2017 when the Hills noticed a 104-day-long strike over the difficulty.

The agitation had led to a break up within the GJM, with Binay Tamang, as soon as a deputy to Gurung, taking on the reins of the get together and expelling his supremo.

The Gurung faction had then continued to help the BJP, whereas Tamang and his group had joined palms with the TMC.

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