Five Trinamool Congress MPs on Wednesday (December 30) sent a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the immediate removal of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. 

The memorandum read, “We submit that the Governor has failed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and repeatedly breached law declared by the Supreme Court. From the seat of the highest Constitutional office in the state, Governor Dhankhar has been inducing divisive politics, just because ruling parties at the Centre and state are political opponents.”

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The memorandum, drafted by TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, was backed by MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Derek O’Brien, Kalyan Banerjee, and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar.

The TMC party accused Dhankhar of “transgressing constitutional limits” by regularly commenting against the Bengal government and disrespecting chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress also attacked Dhankhar in a series of tweets on Wednesday and reiterated the demand for his removal.

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Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday alleged that free and fair elections are not held in the state, and it is his duty to ensure that people get the opportunity to vote freely. He urged the government to be neutral during the West Bengal Assembly polls which are due April-May next year.

Alleging that the governor has been making statements against the Bengal government, TMC’s lawmaker in Rajya Sabha Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said it was an unprecedented situation in the history of the state.