Jagdeep Dhankar to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today
First Published Jan 9, 2021, 9:37 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today (January 9). The governor had last met Amit Shah in October 2020.
According to sources, Amit Shah and Jagdeep Dhankar are likely to discuss the present political situation in West Bengal. Dhankar is scheduled to meet Amit Shah at 11 am today.
The meeting between the Union home minister and the governor comes two days after West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee met the governor at Raj Bhavan.
An official from Raj Bhavan said, “The governor will do anything to ensure free and fair elections in the state. It may include getting more central forces to ensure a peaceful election process.”
BJP leaders in Bengal have been demanding imposition of President’s Rule in the state, citing "breakdown of the rule of law" as reason.
However, the Governor’s office refused to elaborate on the issues to be discussed by Dhankhar and Shah on Saturday.