“Extremely anguished” over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ministers spearheading a rally against the new citizenship law (CAA), state governor Jagdeep Dharnkhar on Monday called upon her to desist from the “unconstitutional and inflammatory act”.
“I am extremely anguished that CM and Ministers are to spearhead rally against CAA, law of the land,” Dhankhar said in the tweet, urging Banerjee to instead devote her time to retrieve the “grim situation” in the backdrop of widespread violence in the state against the legislation.
“This is unconstitutional. I call upon CM to desist from this unconstitutional and inflammatory act at this juncture and devote to retrieve the grim situation,” the tweet said.
In another tweet, Dhankhar expressed his gratitude to intellectuals and cultural personalities who have appealed to the protestors to eschew violence.
“Gratitude to Intellectuals, filmmakers, actors and stage artists who urged protestors to shun violence. Hope others in such category would similarly come forward.”
“We are constitutionally obliged to follow law of the land and as Governor enjoined to ensure it and am at it,” he said.
Trains, railway stations, train tracks, toll plazas and buses have been torched and vandalised and train and vehicular movement thrown into jeopardy in the anti-CAA protests that began in Bengal on Friday.