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Jagdeep Dhankhar

Governor of West Bengal

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Jagdeep Dhankhar: Governor of West Bengal
Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 2020, he is serving as the Governor of West Bengal. He is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and was a member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991.

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‘Seems only Maharashtra & West Bengal have Governors’: Sanjay Raut lashes out [Video]

‘Seems only Maharashtra & West Bengal have Governors’: Sanjay Raut lashes out

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has lashed out at the Governors of Maharashtra & West Bengal. Sanjay Raut said that Governors are the political agents of the President as they do political work. Raut..

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BJP leader shot dead in Bengal, party demands CBI probe; Governor Vs Mamata [Video]

BJP leader shot dead in Bengal, party demands CBI probe; Governor Vs Mamata

BJP has called for a 12 hour shutdown in Barrackpore, West Bengal, over the killing of a party leader on Sunday evening. BJP leader Manish Shukla was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants in front of..

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BJP councillor Manish Shukla shot dead in West Bengal, Governor summons top govt officials [Video]

BJP councillor Manish Shukla shot dead in West Bengal, Governor summons top govt officials

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor Manish Shukla on night of October 04 was allegedly shot dead in Titagarh of North 24 Parganas. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has summoned top officials of..

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West Bengal Governor urges people to follow Bapu's message of non-violence [Video]

West Bengal Governor urges people to follow Bapu's message of non-violence

Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar on October 02 said, "We'll have to make our state non-violent." "The core principle of democracy is clean election, fearless voting and administration should..

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State govt should rethink rather than taking 'we don't agree' stand: WB Guv over NEP [Video]

State govt should rethink rather than taking 'we don't agree' stand: WB Guv over NEP

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took a jibe on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee's stand against the New Education Policy 2020. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said, "New Education Policy 2020..

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Free and fair polls not possible in West Bengal without Prez rule: Vijayvargiya

Alleging criminalisation of bureaucracy in West Bengal, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said that free and fair election in that state was not possible under the Trinamool Congress..
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West Bengal Guv is BJP's 'loudspeaker' : TMC

The ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday hit out sharply at West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for his alleged "partisan" approach calling him "a disgrace to the Raj Bhavan" and accusing him of acting..
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Jagdeep Dhankhar asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw case against Balvinder Singh

Asserting that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee needs to send human rights and Rule of Law friendly signals, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday asked her to withdraw the case against..
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Political violence stigmatising Bengal; police should be neutral: Dhankhar


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Law and order nosediving alarmingly in Bengal: Governor Dhankhar

"Alarming nosediving law and order scenario... I have conveyed my concern of the present alarming scenario to the new Chief Secretary of the state," the Governor tweeted while tagging the official..
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TMC govt turned Bengal into police state, will act if Constitution not protected: Governor Jagdeep Dhankar


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'Why does West Bengal govt want to intermediate PM Kisan scheme?': Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asks Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, calling the move by the state seeking to route the PM Kisan funds through the state government as a retrograde step..
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee greets PM Modi on birthday

"My greetings to the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji on his 70th Birthday. I wish him a healthy and successful year ahead," she tweeted. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh..
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Police, administration in West Bengal politically committed: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Jagdeep Dhankhar says Visva-Bharati VC's security withdrawn, administration denies


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Hope there will be no cover-up in alleged irregularities in purchase of Covid care material: Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Visva Bharati vandalism : Hanging head in shame, urge exemplary consequences to law breakers, West Bengal governor tells Mamata

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Tuesday wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying that he hangs his "head in shame" over the vandalism at Visva-Bharati campus and urged her to ensure..
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Mamata speaks to governor Dhankhar over law and order situation at Visva Bharati


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Raj Bhavan under surveillance, alleges Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Sunday the Raj Bhavan has been placed under surveillance, and the action "undermines the sanctity of the institution".
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Non-implementation of PM-Kisan scheme 'cruel joke' on Bengal farmers: Governor Dhankhar to Mamata

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, expressing displeasure over non-implementation of the Centre's PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, calling it a "cruel..
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to meet Amit Shah over situation in state


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Bengal Guv says political space in state being cornered by TMC

Jagdeep Dhankhar's remark comes after BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that his vehicle was damaged by the supporters of the TMC workers when he had gone for a meeting in Halishahar on Sunday.
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PM Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to cyclone-hit Bengal

PM Modi announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Monday. In a video message after reviewing the situation with governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and CM Mamata..
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Didi running ‘syndicates’: Bengal Governor hits back

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday described Bengal as an emerging “police state” and blamed chief minister Mamata Banerjee for running “syndicates”.
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Words used by you for an elected leader is unprecedented: Mamata to Governor Dhankhar

Hitting out at West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that such words and communications from the Governor are unprecedented since the Constitution came..
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Letter war: Mamata replies to governor Dhankar, says desist from efforts to usurp powers

The governor had asked her to regret comments that 'political parties are vultures waiting for dead bodies' and 'journalists must behave'.
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Don't try to usurp power in time of crisis: Mamata hits out at Bengal governor

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday, accusing him of trying to "usurp powers" amid the coronavirus crisis, and asked him to desist from using..
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Bengal governor attacks Mamata Banerjee over Covid-19 handling, minority appeasement

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar mounted a fresh assault on chief minister Mamata Banerjee over her monumental failure in tackling the Covid- 19 crisis that resulted in "incremental spread" of the..
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'Explicit and awkward': War of words between WB Guv and CM escalates, Dhankhar accuses Mamata of 'appeasing' minorities

The 11-page letter is in response to Mamata's accusation that Dhankhar was repeatedly interfering in the functioning of the state administration.
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West Bengal: Fresh war of words erupts between Mamata, Guv Dhankhar over handling of COVID-19 pandemic

In a strongly worded five-page letter to the governor, Mamata asked him to judge who has "crossed the limit of constitutional dharma and decency" between the two constitutional functionaries. Soon..
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Fresh war of words erupts between Mamata and West Bengal governor Dhankhar


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West Bengal governor Dhankhar requests Mamata to avoid confrontation with centre to combat corona crisis


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Bengal guv urges Mamata to follow Constitution

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday paid homepage to the chief architect of the Constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar on his 129th birth anniversary and urged chief minister Mamata Banerjee "to..
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WB Governor urges CM Mamata Banerjee to 'end lockdown with Raj Bhawan' and heed to MHA's warning on COVID-19 lapses

"...MHA warnings must lead to a correctional approach. Officials are to be held accountable for lapses of social distancing and religious congregations," wrote Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Twitter
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Bengal governor seeks info on funds used for anti-CAA campaign

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has demanded information from the state government on alleged misuse of public funds on an advertisement campaign against the new citizenship law and on the..
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Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Bengal governor

In what seems to be a sign of reconciliation between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at his official..
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WB governor Jagdeep Dhankhar upset on being denied live media coverage of assembly address

When Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was questioned on the Governor's remarks of being censored, she said, "Please ask the Speaker. It was his decision."
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West Bengal governor expresses condolence over people's deaths due to NRC panic

The TMC legislators were seen donned in anti-CAA, NRC T-shirts, badges and aprons during his address. Dhankhar was seen greeting legislators of the ruling TMC, with which he has had several run-ins in..
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West Bengal governor leaves Calcutta University convocation venue following protest by students

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Tuesday prevented by a section of students from attending the Calcutta University's annual convocation at Nazrul Mancha here, following which he left the..
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Coordination and not confrontation is the way out : Jagdeep Dhankhar


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Mamata Banerjee not to attend governor's meeting citing preoccupations

The chief minister's office informed the governor's secretariat that on account of preoccupations on Friday, it will not be possible for Banerjee to attend the meeting, the Raj Bhavan said in a..
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Arjun’s arrows had N-power, says Bengal guv at science fair

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has followed in the footsteps of senior BJP leaders, claiming that Arjun’s arrows had “nuclear powers” and there were “udaan khatolas (flying machines)”..
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hurt as state government stays away from unveiling of Vajpayee's portrait

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he is "hurt" as no senior state government representative attended the unveiling of a portrait of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on..
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar shown black flags at Jadavpur University, students raise slogans

Dhankhar was shown black flags and students waved posters of 'BJP activist Mr Jagdeep Dhankar Go back' as he arrived at the university.
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Want to visit violence-hit areas after taking state govt into confidence: Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he would like to visit the areas affected by violent protests over the new citizenship law, but would do it after taking the state government..
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Sack me or arrest me, Didi dares Centre, leads big anti-CAA rally

Mamata Banerjee on Monday led the first of her three-day showdowns against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, daring the Modi government to “dislodge my govt or send me to jail” from a..
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West Bengal governor calls Mamata Banerjee to Raj Bhawan over law and order situation in state

As protests against the Citizenship law in some areas of West Bengal turned violent, state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has called Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata on Tuesday to..
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Mamata Banerjee writes to governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, asks him to cooperate to maintain peace in Bengal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening wrote to governor Jagdeep Dhankhar saying it the governor's obligation to support the state government to maintain peace and not aggravate..
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West Bengal chief secretary, DGP stay away from meeting; governor irked

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday expressed shock that the chief secretary and director general of police did not turn up to brief him on the current situation of the state that is..
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Bengal government must withdraw ad that says NRC, citizenship law won't be implemented in state: Dhankhar

Speaking to reporters at Raj Bhavan, Dhankhar called upon those in position of power not to shirk responsibility as it is "no occasion to play politics". "How can an elected head of a government use..
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Jagdeep Dhankhar urges Mamata Banerjee to show her allegiance to the Constitution, TMC fumes

Dhankhar's comments drew sharp reactions from the TMC which asked him to "stop lecturing" Banerjee on her constitutional duties. "I appeal to everyone please don't politicise the issue," Dhankhar told..
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West Bengal trims guv’s powers, cuts direct access to universities

Tuesday’s gazette notification — putting the state government between the chancellor’s office and vice-chancellors — caps three months of back and forth between Raj Bhavan and the Bengal..
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West Bengal assembly winter session adjourned amidst TMC's acrimony with governor

The winter session of the West Bengal assembly was abruptly adjourned on Tuesday amidst ruling TMC's charges that the governor was wilfully withholding his assent to a clutch of bills and Jagdeep..
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Tension between Bengal Governor and Mamata govt escalates as Assembly speaker stays away during Dhankhar's visit

Dhankhar alleged it was a total collapse of democracy in the state.
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Shame to our country's democratic history: Jagdeep Dhankar after finding governor gate at assembly locked

Jagdeep Dhankhar who had to wait outside the West Bengal assembly on Thursday as the gate designated for the governor was locked, said the "humiliation" meted out to the governor's post has put the..
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