West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday mentioned that anti-defection legal guidelines are as a lot relevant in West Bengal as they’re in different components of the nation.
Earlier within the day, West Bengal BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari, together with 50 MLAs had referred to as on Governor Dhankhar and submitted a memorandum over the post-poll regulation and order scenario within the state.
Briefing media individuals, the Governor mentioned, “Fifty MLAs of Opposition including Suvendu Adhikari have handed over a memorandum to me, attracting my attention towards four points including anti-defection law and incidents of Tiljala and Chandan Nagar.”
“Being the constitutional head of the state, let me make it clear that anti-defection law is applicable in full force in Bengal. It is as much applicable here as in other parts of the country,” acknowledged Mr Dhankhar.
Suvendu Adhikari’s assembly with Mr Dhankhar comes after BJP chief Mukul Roy on Friday returned to the ruling Trinamool Congress. (TMC)
There are additionally speculations that extra BJP leaders within the state will comply with Mr Roy’s result in swap again to the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, a month after the latter’s landslide victory within the Assembly elections.
“Todna-Jodna is part of TMC’s dirty politics. They have been doing this for the past 10 years and nobody has opposed it. But it is being opposed now and action will be taken under the anti-defection law,” Suvendu Adhikari advised reporters right here.
Suvendu Adhikari had earlier mentioned that the Anti-defection regulation has by no means been applied in West Bengal earlier than, however because the Leader of Opposition, he would take the cost to implement the legal guidelines within the state. “It will take two to three months,” Suvendu Adhikari had mentioned.
Meanwhile, Governor Dhankhar additional raised issues over the alleged incidents of political violence in West Bengal.
“With folded hands, I want to appeal to all – we do not want blood-soaked Bengal. There is no place for violence in this land. Rabindranath Tagore had said ”where the mind is without fear and head is held high”. I know no one’s mind is free from fear here,” mentioned Mr Dhankhar.
“The Fear quotient is so high that democracy is breathing its last. I request government officials and the chief minister– it is vital for us that democracy thrives. I hope the chief minister will take the necessary steps and the government will adopt a positive approach. We cannot allow Bengal to be on fire,” added the Governor.