West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led government of turning it into a police state, The Indian Express reported.
“Police state and democracy cannot go hand in hand,” he said at a press conference in Raj Bhavan. “Law and order has collapsed in the state. Maoist insurgency is raising its head.” The governor also claimed that terror modules were running in the state and the government was conducting electronic surveillance.
“Due to this surveillance, political, administrative business, police are all obliged to use WhatsApp and Facetime as modes of voice communication,” Dhankhar alleged. “This electronic surveillance has converted our state into a facetime state.”
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sujan Chakraborty supported Dhankhar’s statement on electronic surveillance.
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