Police state and democracy don’t go hand in hand, says Jagdeep Dhankhar.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said he would be forced to “look into Article 154” of the Constitution, as his office has been ignored for long by the State government.
“If the Constitution is not protected, I have to act. The office of the Governor has been ignored for long. I will be forced to look into Article 154,” the Governor told journalists at the Raj Bhavan.
The Article says the “executive power of the State shall be vested in the Governor and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with this Constitution”. He also said if someone thinks the “office of Governor is an ornamental post office that is not so. This office it has enough power to protect and defend the Constitution”.
Mr. Dhankar said, “West Bengal has…