Democracy Is Virtually On Ventilator In Bengal, Says Governor

In an exclusive interview, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was asked about his allegations of lawlessness and political killing on the state.

Jessica David

October 7, 2020

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A leading news channel interviewed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar who has said that democracy is virtually on a ventilator in the state. When asked about his allegation on the Bengal government about lawlessness and political killing, Dhankhar said, “You have no idea of what is happening in West Bengal. Democracy is virtually on a ventilator. Visit West Bengal.” Raising serious allegations against the Mamata Banerjee administration, the Governor tweeted on Tuesday (October 6) that the state recorded more than 200 rapes and over 600 kidnappings in August alone.

In a counter tweet, the state home department refuted the allegations, describing them as “baseless, ill-founded, and misguiding.” The Governor claimed that the reports were authentic and officially sent to him from each division. The figures, however, didn’t include incidents from Kolkata. Dhankhar, in his tweets, had even provided a break-up of the figures of rapes and kidnappings. While Murshidabad district registered 51 incidents of rape, highest among all districts, the maximum number of kidnappings took place in East Midnapore district.

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