Kolkata: On the eve of the first session of the Bengal assembly, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, who is facing several allegations from the ruling Trinamool Congress, leveled another charge of giving access to security personnel, related to fake vaccination camp mastermind Debanjan Deb.
On Monday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Dhankar, being a ‘corrupt’ man, reminding his name in the 1996 Jain Hawala scam.
Soon after the allegation of Mamata Banerjee, Dhankhar challenged her to prove her allegation.
Not just the TMC supremo but all the leaders of the TMC had time and again accused Dhankhar of breaking the Constitution.
Mahua Moitra also on two occasions tweeted and alleged that the Bengal governor did nepotism in the appointments at the Raj Bhavan and that he was accused of allotment of residential land, which was later cancelled by Haryana and Punjab High Court.
On Thursday, it was TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy who alleged Dhankhar’s involvement in the recent fake vaccination camp in Kolkata that was busted by another party MP Mimi Chakraborty.
Showing pictures of fake vaccination camp scam kingpin Deb’s security personnel Arvind Vaidya in a family picture of Dhankar inside Governor’s house, the TMC MP questioned how a fraud’s security personnel gets access to Raj Bhavan?
“Mamata Banerjee has formed an SIT to probe the matter and we will inform SIT and submit the necessary documents in this regard. Nobody, even the heavyweights involved with this scam will be spared. Through this security person Debanjan used to send expensive gifts to several people,” claimed Sukhendu.
Showing the name of Dhankhar mentioned in the Hawala Jain scam charge-sheet, Sukhendu said that if Dhankhar and the Governor of West Bengal are the same people then the TMC will ask President Ram Nath Kovind for removal of the present governor.
“The kingpin of the Hawala scam Surendra Jain coincidentally died on June 29. Is it a sheer coincidence or is there something else behind this? Every agency should probe in this matter, said the Chief Whip of TMC at Rajya Sabha.
Referring to TMC MP Mahua Moitra’s tweet, Sukhendu also claimed that Dhankhar is also associated with the land scam.
“’Man of integrity’ Governor WB was beneficiary of illegal residential land allotment which later came to be cancelled by a Full Bench of Punjab & Haryana HC. Was this also constitutional, Uncleji? (sic)” Mahua Moitra had tweeted two days back.
Last week Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Bandhopadhyay at the All India Speaker meet had complained against Dhankhar to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and on June 30, Dhankhar had written a letter to Biman and urged him to work ‘in togetherness’.
Significantly, Bengal governor who is frequent on Twitter to express himself has not said anything on this serious allegation by Roy.
Meanwhile, uncertainties prevail over the speech of the governor during the special session of the Assembly on July 2.
Dhankar while reading the draft of his speech, had written a letter to Mamata Banerjee for clarification over certain parts of his speech.
Though according to him, Mamata had called back and talked but the solution wasn’t met in the conversation.