West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said he felt insulted at the Durga Puja carnival in the city, while also asserting that nothing would deter him from performing his constitutional duties. He, however, did not mention the reason for feeling humiliated at the event. According to sources, Dhankar was not happy with the sitting arrangement at Friday's carnival, organized by the TMC government to showcase some of the big-ticket pujas. The governor was given a seat at a corner dais and couldn't watch the programme properly, they said. Speaking to media he said that he was hurt with the kind of treatment that was given. "I was fortunate to get opportunity to go to puja pandals. What has hurt my heart very deeply is the treatment meted out," he said.
"I felt insulted at the carnival. I am deeply hurt and disturbed. The insult was not to me but to every people of West Bengal. They will never digest such as insult. "I am a servant of the people of West Bengal. Nothing can deter me from performing my constitutional duties," Dhankhar said on the sidelines of a programme.
Over 70 prominent community pujas put up a dazzling show on Friday at Red Road, projecting an array of themes and artwork on colourful tableaux during the annual carnival. The fourth edition of the event, the brainchild of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was attended by her ministerial colleagues, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, members of different consulates among other dignitaries and tourists.
Expressing shock over the brutal killing of a school teacher and his family members in Murshidabad district, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said the incident reflects the law and order situation of the state. A primary school teacher, his wife, and an 8-year-old son were hacked to death by "unidentified miscreants" inside their residence in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Tuesday. Dhankhar said he has sought a report on the killing from the state government on an urgent basis.
"I am shocked, distressed and pained at the inhuman brutal killing of a school teacher, his wife and his son in Murshidabad district. This is a critical reflection of the state of affairs and the law and order of West Bengal," Dhankhar told PTI. I call upon the law enforcement agencies to pursue the culprits and bring them to book," he said.