West Bengal Governor calls attack on BJP convoy ‘most unfortunate’

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday came down heavily upon Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Dhankhar said that the attack on BJP president JP Nadda and Kailash Vijayvargiya’s convoys yesterday was “most unfortunate”.

“The events that happened yesterday are most unfortunate. They are a slur on our democratic fabric,” the Governor added.

“The law and order situation in the state has been continuously worsening for long. The Chief Minister has to follow the Constitution. She cannot depart for its paths,” Dhankar said.

The Governor today morning submitted a report on law and order in the state, sought by Home Minister Amit Shah.

“I have sent a report to the Central Government about the extremely disturbing developments that do not augur well for democratic values,” Dhankar said in a press conference.

Earlier today, The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday summoned Director General of Police (DGP) West Bengal and the Chief Secretary over the law and order situation in the state.

On Thursday, stones were hurled at the convoy of JP Nadda and party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya when they were heading towards Diamond Harbour area in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district.

Besides Nadda, a number of cars, including that of Kailash Vijayvargiya and Dilip Ghosh, were damaged in the attack.