The West Bengal government attacked Governor Jagdeep Dhankar today for publicising his letter to Mamata Banerjee criticising her in very strong terms over the post-poll violence in the state. In a series of tweets, the state home department said the abrupt, unilateral release of letter to the public is “shocking” and called its contents fabricated.
“The communication format is violative of all established norms. The letter has been written to Hon’ble Chief Minister & released to public media through tweets simultaneously, which disrupts sanctity of such communications,” one of the tweets read.
The unusual step of going public in this manner abruptly and unilaterally has shocked the Government of West Bengal all the more because the contents are fabricated.(3/5)
— HOME DEPARTMENT – GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL (@HomeBengal) June 15, 2021
The state government said the post-poll violence was “somewhat unabated” when the Election Commission of India was in charge of law and order. The cabinet restored order once the path ceremony was over.
The state police has been “firmly directed” to take action against all anti-socials and the government “remains committed to maintain the basic fabric of society and to uphold law and order”, read another tweet.