Officers able to be political pawns are on the helm in Bengal: Governor

Shubhadeep Choudhury
Tribune News Service
Kolkata, September 8

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday alleged that “talented” IAS and IPS officers are discovering themselves sidelined within the Mamata-led authorities, whereas these “ready to be political pawns are at the helm”.

“Members @IASassociation @IPS_Association earn their way by dint of merit and r spinal strength of governance. WB has many such talented officials. Sadly @MamataOfficial all such r sidelined. Those ready to be political pawns r at helm & suffer bossism by Advisors/consultant”, Dhankhar stated in a tweet this morning.

Sources stated that whereas the “consultant” talked about within the tweet is none apart from the political strategist Prashant Kishor led I-PAC employed by Mamata Banerjee, the “Advisors” within the tweet is directed at former DGP Surajit Kar Purkayastha, who has been serving as State Security Advisor since his retirement in June 2018.

“Time @IASassociation @IPS Association focus on this malaise”, Dhankhar stated in a second tweet and additional alleged that “political neutrality, adherence to rule of law and constitution are casualty”.

“Resultantly there is ‘Police State’ Governance with limitless unconstitutional stance @MamataOfficial”, the Governor stated.

In a 3rd tweet which was a follow-up of the 2 earlier tweets, Dhankhar wrote, “Democratic fabric is ravaged. Sadly ‘mind is full of fear’ and ‘head in shame’ @MamataOfficial – be it law and order, state of human rights or a political vendetta. Maoism being whipped up, illegal bomb industry flourishing not without the support of state actors”

“Recall Vivekananda- AWAKE before it is too late”, Dhankhar wrote whereas bringing to an in depth his early morning barrage focusing on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Significantly, in July this yr additionally Dhankhar had tweeted saying police officers holding key posts within the state had been earning profits.

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