At a press conference on Friday (January 1), West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar said that the whole country is fearing violent assembly polls in the state.

The governor requested the police and administration to maintain neutrality during the elections.

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Jagdeep Dhankar said, “There is only one discussion in the country, which is apprehension that the elections in West Bengal will be bloodied and will be tainted by violence.”

Dhankar urged the administration and the police to make a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.

The governor said that the voters must be allowed to vote without any pressure and fear. He urged the government functionaries to get involved in political work.

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Dhankar on Wednesday (December 30) alleged that free and fair elections are not held in West Bengal and people cannot cast their vote without fear.

Meanwhile, 5 TMC MLA’s urged President Ram Nath Kovind to remove Jagdeep Dhankar from the post of Bengal Governor. The ruling party claimed that the governor has been working in an unconstitutional manner.