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Bengal post-poll violence: Governor jibe on protocol

Dhankhar comparing the Mamata Banerjee government with the Himanta Biswa Sarma administration didn’t go down well with Trinamul leaders
Jagdeep Dhankhar
Jagdeep Dhankhar
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Main Uddin Chisti   |   Cooch Behar   |   Published 15.05.21, 02:18 AM

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Friday drew parallels between the governments of his state and Assam over adherence to protocol.

Dhankhar on Friday visited a camp in the Dhubri district of the neighbouring state to meet people who had fled their homes in Cooch Behar following political violence.

“In Assam, a number of senior administrative and police officials were present according to the protocol when I reached. But in Cooch Behar, officials of similar ranks were absent during my visit. There is a stark difference,” Dhankhar told newspersons later in Siliguri.

He had gone to Cooch Behar on Thursday to meet the victims of the violence.

Dhankhar comparing the Mamata Banerjee government of Bengal with the Himanta Biswa Sarma administration in Assam didn’t go down well with Trinamul leaders.

“He is always biased and takes no time in raising fingers at the state government. The governor didn’t visit Trinamul supporters who suffered in the violence,” said Partha Pratim Roy, the Cooch Behar district Trinamul chief.



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