Kolkata, November 14: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday wrote to state chief secretary for arranging a helicopter to visit Prof SNH College, Murshidabad on November 15. The Governor accused the state government of not replying to his request for a helicopter on time. Notably, Dhankar had requested for the helicopter, but the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government did not respond to his request. The state government, instead of taking decision flagged his request to the state chief secretary. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Says He Felt Insulted at Durga Puja Carnival Hosted by Mamata Banerjee.
Dhankar in his letter, wrote, “Request for helicopter made to state govt not found favourable consideration.” The governor along with his wife Sudesh Dhankar is scheduled to attend the event at Farakka by 12:20 pm on Friday where he will be the chief guest. As per the press release issued by Manav Bandyopadhyay, press secretary to the Governor, Dhankar will travel 600 km on Friday before returning to Raj Bhavan.
West Bengal Governor has written to WB Chief Secy stating "request for helicopter made to state govt not found favourable consideration". He has requested for a helicopter to visit Prof SNH College,Murshidabad on 15Nov,where he has been invited for its silver jubilee celebrations pic.twitter.com/kP7FtfFudl
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2019
The Press release said, “About 600 km journey in the same day is being taken by Governor Shri Dhankhar as the request for a helicopter made to the state government well in time has not found so far favourable consideration. As per the direction, the issue of a helicopter has been flagged to the State Chief Secretary for his response, which is awaited.” Babul Supriyo Heckled, Slapped, Punched: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Rushes to Save BJP MP in Jadavpur University.
It is not the first time that the Governor’s request for the helicopter has been ignored by the TMC government. The state government also denied Dhankar’s request for the helicopter to attend a Ras Festival event on Tuesday citing administrative reasons.
Since Dhankar’s appointment as governor, there has been continuous hostility between him the state chief minister. Last month during a Durga Puja event, Dhankar was reportedly miffed with the state government as he was not seated at the main stage along with other guests at the event to showcase the top 70 puja pandals in the state capital. The event was organised by Banerjee on October 11.