Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Amit Shah
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and is believed to have briefed him about the law and order situation in the state, where several incidents of violence were reported after the recent assembly elections.
This is the first meeting between Dhankhar and Shah after Mamata Banerjee retained power in Bengal following the Trinamul Congress' victory in the in the stateAssembly polls.
"The Governor of West Bengal, Shri @jdhankhar1 met Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah," tweeted the home minister's office along with a picture of both Dhankhar and Shah.
Sources said the governor briefed the home minister about the prevailing law and order situation in West Bengal.
Dhankhar arrived in the national capital on Tuesday.
A day before his departure from Calcutta, a delegation of BJP MLAs petitioned him on the alleged deterioration of law and order in the state.
Dhankhar also wrote a letter to the chief minister accusing her of being silent over post-poll violence in the state and not taking steps to rehabilitate the suffering people.
He shared the letter on Twitter but the state home department criticised the move claiming that it was violative of all established norms.
Dhankhar, who has shared a strained relationship with the TMC government since taking charge as the governor of the state in 2019, is in the national capital on a four-day trip.
He has not specified any reason for the visit.
The governor met Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and Prahlad Singh Patel on Wednesday.
He also held a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier in the day.