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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Guv Dhankhar's speech cut short as BJP protest over post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 06:16 PM IST
  • During the demonstration, some BJP leaders also came to the well of the assembly to stage a protest. Following the incident, Dhankhar tabled his speech in the House and left from the newly constituted state assembly.
Banerjee said she had written letters to the Centre on three occasions to relieve Dhankhar of the post.(ANI file photo)
Banerjee said she had written letters to the Centre on three occasions to relieve Dhankhar of the post.(ANI file photo)

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee calls Jagdeep Dhankhar ‘corrupt’, guv hits back

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 01:57 AM IST
“The governor’s name cropped up in the Jain hawala case. They had gone to court and got the name cleared. But again, a PIL was filed, and it is still pending. I am sorry to say he is a corrupt man,” Banerjee said, while speaking to the media at the state secretariat.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that he would not be cowed down under any circumstances.(PTI)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that he would not be cowed down under any circumstances.(PTI)

‘Misinformation’: Jagdeep Dhankhar dismisses Mamata Banerjee’s allegations

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2021 09:08 PM IST
"There is no such document. This is misinformation. I didn't expect this from a senior politician. I have not taken stay from any court in hawala charge sheet because there was none," Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met Shah twice, on Thursday and on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met Shah twice, on Thursday and on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

TMC: Jagdeep Dhankhar trying to malign people of Bengal

Agencies | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata/ New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:36 AM IST
  • TMC chief whip in the Rajya Sabha, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, also alleged that it is a deep-rooted political conspiracy that Dhankhar is exaggerating
2021: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seen at Raj Bhavan. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
2021: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seen at Raj Bhavan. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

‘Wrote thrice to PM seeking Governor's withdrawal’: Mamata on Jagdeep Dhankhar

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • Banerjee said that the state government was not consulted during the appointment of Dhankhar in 2019.
“Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar had a courtesy meeting in New Delhi with former Supreme Court judge, justice Arun Kumar Mishra, Chairperson National Human Rights Commission @India_NHRC,” Dhankhar tweeted (ANI Photo)
“Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar had a courtesy meeting in New Delhi with former Supreme Court judge, justice Arun Kumar Mishra, Chairperson National Human Rights Commission @India_NHRC,” Dhankhar tweeted (ANI Photo)

Jagdeep Dhankhar meets NHRC chief, Union ministers in Delhi

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 12:14 AM IST
  • Besides the NHRC chief, Dhankhar, on the first day of his two-day visit, met Union minister for culture and tourism Prahlad Singh Patel and Union minister of coal, mines and parliamentary affairs Prahlad Joshi.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (right) with chief minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (right) with chief minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Bengal govt questions guv Dhankhar's letter to CM Mamata on post-poll violence

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 07:43 AM IST
In a series of tweets, the West Bengal home department said the contents of governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee were "not consistent with real facts".
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.(ANI Photo)

'Distraction strategy': Bengal governor hits back at Mahua Moitra

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Mahua Moitra had on Sunday tweeted a list of six OSDs, claiming these are the governor's relatives and two relatives of a former aides-de-camp (EDC).
Trinamool MP accused West Bengal Governor of filling Raj Bhavan posts with his relatives and people known to him.
Trinamool MP accused West Bengal Governor of filling Raj Bhavan posts with his relatives and people known to him.

Dhankhar's office is his 'extended family', Mahua Moitra shares document

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra on Sunday tweeted a document claiming that six of Jagdeep Dhankhar's officials are related to him, soon after the Governor expressed concern over the law and order situation of West Bengal.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar meets locals in Cooch Behar district on Thursday,(ANI Photo)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar meets locals in Cooch Behar district on Thursday,(ANI Photo)

'Destruction of democracy': Dhankar visits areas hit by post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:49 PM IST
The governor is visiting the areas where violence took place after the counting of votes on May 2. News agency ANI showed visuals where Dhankar was shown black flags by people during his visit.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar is on a visit to Cooch Behar where four people were killed in firing by CISF personnel in Sitalkuchi on April 10.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar is on a visit to Cooch Behar where four people were killed in firing by CISF personnel in Sitalkuchi on April 10.(ANI Photo)

West Bengal governor vows to uphold constitution as he visits Cooch Behar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 03:36 PM IST
On Wednesday, chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the governor of violating norms and planning to visit Cooch Behar. Dhankar responded to the chief minister saying that it is time to address issues being faced by people in deep distress.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)

West Bengal Guv Dhankhar to visit Ranpagli, Srirampur camps in Assam on May 14

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:12 PM IST
  • Dhankhar had earlier informed that he will be visiting the areas affected by the post-poll violence in West Bengal on Thursday.
The Governor said Mannan had advocated for the removal of retired 'Officer on Special Duty' appointees for allegedly being 'political'.(PTI)
The Governor said Mannan had advocated for the removal of retired 'Officer on Special Duty' appointees for allegedly being 'political'.(PTI)

Congress leader Abdul Mannan meets Bengal Governor, demands free and fair polls

ANI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:44 PM IST
The Governor said Mannan urged him to take up the matter to Election Commission of India (ECI) for timely action as officials removed by the commission have been serving in key posts in Mamata Banerjee-led state government.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government in West Bengal since his appointment in July 2019.(HT PHOTO)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government in West Bengal since his appointment in July 2019.(HT PHOTO)

Governor needs sleeping pills, Bengal minister retorts after former talks of violent polls

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:18 AM IST
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said there is a general perception that elections in Bengal are marked by bloodshed.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the administration, the police and also the media to create an atmosphere for a violence-free assembly poll due in April-May this year.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

West Bengal governor Dhankhar says country is apprehensive of violent elections in Bengal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
It will be a massive blow to the democratic system if public servants are engaged in political work and there cannot be a bigger challenge than this to the rule of law, he said.
A team of TMC MPs has sent a letter to the President on Tuesday listing “all such transgressions” by Dhankhar in recent times and urged him to take action as per Article 156, Clause 1 of the Constitution.(PTI)
A team of TMC MPs has sent a letter to the President on Tuesday listing “all such transgressions” by Dhankhar in recent times and urged him to take action as per Article 156, Clause 1 of the Constitution.(PTI)

TMC writes to President seeking recall of Bengal governor Dhankhar

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:14 PM IST
An angry Dhankhar shot back, claiming free and fair elections are not held in the state and that it is his duty to ensure people exercise their franchise without fear.
Sourav Ganguly met West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(@jdhankhar1/Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly met West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(@jdhankhar1/Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly meets Bengal governor, invites him to Eden Gardens

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:18 PM IST
While Ganguly did not comment on the meeting, Raj Bhawan officials described it as a courtesy call.
Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in conversation with former Indian team cricket captain Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter/@jdhankhar1)
Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in conversation with former Indian team cricket captain Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter/@jdhankhar1)

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly meets Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Ganguly, who reached Raj Bhavan at around 4.40 pm, did not take any questions on the reason for his visit.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(File photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(File photo)

Ensure that Suvendu Adhikari isn’t implicated in false cases: WB Governor urges Mamata

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:05 PM IST
Adhikari had submitted his resignation from MLA’s post on Wednesday and he quit the party the next day.The buzz is that he may join the BJP on Saturday at Union home minister Amit Shah’s rally
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(File photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(File photo)

Governor Dhankhar writes to Bengal CM about Suvendu Adikari’s fear

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:26 PM IST
The rebel TMC leader had written to the Governor, expressing his apprehension that he and his associates may be falsely implicated in criminal cases by the police
File photo: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI)
File photo: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI)

‘Opposition is ruthlessly oppressed with police’s assistance in Bengal’: Governor

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:07 PM IST
Dhankhar cautioned the chief minister and said that his responsibility come into play when the chief minister deviates from the Constitutional path.
Jagdeep Dhankhar said he has sent a report to the Central government about the “extremely disturbing developments that do not augur well for democratic values.”(ANI/Twitter)
Jagdeep Dhankhar said he has sent a report to the Central government about the “extremely disturbing developments that do not augur well for democratic values.”(ANI/Twitter)

West Bengal Governor submits report on law and order to Amit Shah, says recent developments extremely disturbing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:05 PM IST
JP Nadda, who visited Diamond Harbour as part of his two-day trip to the state, said West Bengal had plunged into a state of lawlessness, and appealed to BJP workers to ensure the party’s win in the upcoming assembly elections.
Expressing his anger towards the West Bengal government, Dhankhar said he has sent them multiple reminders but to no avail, adding that the state is functioning unconstitutionally.(ANI/Twitter)
Expressing his anger towards the West Bengal government, Dhankhar said he has sent them multiple reminders but to no avail, adding that the state is functioning unconstitutionally.(ANI/Twitter)

On BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary, Bengal governor reminds state to ‘uphold Constitution’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Speaking on the occasion of the 64th death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, Dhankhar claimed that the state of West Bengal is “virtually on fire”.
File photo: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI)
File photo: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI)

Bengal Guv hits back after TMC MP accuses him of trying to influence police investigation

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:28 PM IST
A day after Kolkata Police arrested financial consultant Govind Agarwal, Dhankhar on November 22 tweeted alleging that the arrests were politically motivated.
Expressing concern over the law and order situation in the state Jagdeep Dhankar alleged that the government officials are working like political servants when they should work like public servants(PTI)
Expressing concern over the law and order situation in the state Jagdeep Dhankar alleged that the government officials are working like political servants when they should work like public servants(PTI)

North Bengal’s long term issues too will be solved like Article 370 and Ram Mandir: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Siliguri | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:18 PM IST
North Bengal has been grappling with political problems in the Darjeeling hills,especially the demand for a separate Gorkhaland
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)

Bengal governor targets Trinamool govt over Darjeeling’s fugitive leader

UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 04:37 PM IST
He singled out the Banerjee-led administration for meeting Bimal Gurung, whom he obliquely referred to as a criminal. However, he stopped short of naming the GJM founder
According to party sources, Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to West Bengal on November 5 and 6(PTI)
According to party sources, Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to West Bengal on November 5 and 6(PTI)

Amit Shah to begin two-day visit to West Bengal ahead of 2021 Assembly polls

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 04:12 PM IST
During his two-day visit, Shah will be meeting party state leaders, reviewing poll preparations, looking into organisational matters and also discussing the party’s strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls
File photo of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (Videograb)
File photo of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (Videograb)

Bengal Guv Dhankhar trolled after tweeting state govt order. Because...

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:56 AM IST
State education minister Partha Chatterjee and Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha member Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar joined the attack against governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar during a meeting at Raj Bhawan with Balwinder Singh's wife Karamjit Kaur (L) and his son Harshveer (R) on his arrest in the BJP's recent protest rally in Howrah.(PTI)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar during a meeting at Raj Bhawan with Balwinder Singh's wife Karamjit Kaur (L) and his son Harshveer (R) on his arrest in the BJP's recent protest rally in Howrah.(PTI)

Bengal governor calls Balwinder Singh victim of human rights violation

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Balwinder Singh is now in the custody of the Howrah district police and facing charges under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Indian Arms Act
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