West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi. This news comes amid controversy over the Rampurhat killings of at least 9 people, including women and children, when 10 houses were set ablaze by unidentified goons on March 21 after the murder of TMC panchayat leader Bhadu Sheikh.
The post-mortem report of the victims revealed that the women and children were badly beaten up before being burnt alive. Although West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged ‘conspiracy’ behind the Rampurhat violence, the Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that murders and anarchy have begun yet again under TMC rule in the state.
Governor Dhankhar had also spoken against the Birbhum killings and claimed that what happened in Bogtui village is a shame on democracy and humanity. CM Banerjee was quick to the reply. Without naming Dhankhar, she counter-attacked, stating, “There is one ‘Lat Saheb’ sitting who is describing Bengal as the worst state and abusing and defaming the state government.”