West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday slammed the state government and Police officials for treating BJP’s Ranaghat MP Jagannath Sarkar unfairly at the last rites ceremony of Army personnel Subodh Ghosh, who was martyred in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
In a series of tweets, Dhankar said, “Police “Political neutrality” @MamataOfficial in flames ! Treatment meted out @WBPolice to MP Jagannath Sarkar at last rite ceremony of martyr Sh.Subodh Ghosh at Palassy crematorium, Nadia is gross dereliction of duty by SP and DM #Nadia Sought report from ACS @HomeBengal DGP”
He further tweeted, “Democracy @MamataOfficial shamed ! Ruling party MP a guest and opposition MP so browbeaten on such solemn occasion. Exemplary consequences for this delinquency in uniform @WBPolice must if democracy is to survive. Public servants acting politically would face wrath of law.”
“Alerted State Security Advisor @MamataOfficial Sarjitkar Purkayastha “I have frankly no idea of obligations at your end for want of information from the State, but surely anyone concerned with governance would be shaken at such outrageous transgressions by persons in uniform,” Dhankar added.
Over the past several months, Dhankar has been at loggerheads with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over several issues.