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Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician and former leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 2021, 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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Dhankhar reads out only first & last paras of 18-page speechBengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar read out only the first and last paragraphs of the 18-page speech prepared for him by the state government for his first address to the new assembly after this year’s..
Trinamool Congress questions Bengal governor's silence over 'corruption' chargesThe Trinamool Congress on Thursday stepped up its attack on West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and questioned his silence over the alleged charges of corruption levelled by chief minister Mamata..
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Have written thrice to PM Modi to withdraw Dhankhar as governor, says Mamata BanerjeeWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took a dig at governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's New Delhi visit as she said a "child can be cajoled into silence" but not an elderly man, noting that she has thrice..
'Constrained to observe your continued silence': Dhankhar to Mamata on post-poll violenceWest Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, alleging that she has been silent over post-poll violence in the state and has not taken steps to rehabilitate..
Bengal governor to visit Delhi after his Monday's meeting with BJP MLAs over law and order situationA day after a delegation of BJP MLAs petitioned him for alleged deterioration of the law and order situation in the state, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will on Tuesday embark on a four-day..
BJP delegation to meet West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today
'Ego prevailed over public service': Governor Dhankhar on Mamata skipping PM meetWest Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday stirred fresh controversy by saying "ego prevailed over public service" on chief minister Mamata Banerjee skipping Prime Minister Narendra Modi's..
Jagdeep Dhankhar to attend PM Narendra Modi-Mamata Banerjee meeting to review Yaas devastationThe meeting is scheduled to be held at Kalaikunda in Paschim Medinipur district on Friday afternoon after PM Modi undertakes an aerial survey of the affected areas, they said. Dhankhar will receive the..
Recall West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar, says Shiv Sena
'Change Bengal governor Dhankar in interest of good governance': Mamata writes to PM, PresidentWest Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has written to President and Prime Minister demanding a change of governor in the interest of "good governance" in the state. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has..
Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar to visit violence-hit areas in Nandigram
People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: West Bengal governorMoments after administering oath to the ministers of the Mamata Banerjee government, Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday expressed concern over the situation arising out of post-poll violence in..
Bengal post-poll violence: MHA team meets Guv, to seek reportA four-member team of the Union home ministry, tasked with looking into reasons for the post- poll violence in West Bengal, met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhawan on Friday.
Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as Bengal CM for 3rd time, takes oath in BengaliGovernor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging Covid pandemic. Banerjee took the oath in Bengali language. Apart from..
PM Modi calls up Bengal governor on violence, Didi smells ‘President's rule’PM Modi spoke to Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, expressing anguish over the rise in political violence after Trinamool Congress won the election while BJP chief J P Nadda visited the state to meet..
PM Modi dials West Bengal governor, expresses concern over law and order situationWest Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him and expressed his "serious anguish and concern" at the alarmingly worrisome law and order situation in..
Governor Dhankhar visits Mamata at hospital; faces TMC supporters ireBanerjee is undergoing treatment at the SSKM Hospital for injuries on her left leg after she was allegedly pushed by unknown miscreants during campaign in Nandigram.
Politically neutral administration needed for holding fair polls: Jagdeep Dhankhar
Bengal assembly polls should be violence-free, says governor"In the coming polls in 2021, we have the opportunity to make it free of bloodshed and violence. The coming polls should not be blood-stained like the 2018 (panchayat) polls. There should be a complete..
West Bengal sports minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigns from Mamata Banerjee's cabinetWest Bengal Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigned from his post on Tuesday, sources in the state secretariat said. Shukla sent his resignation letter to Chief..
Country is apprehensive of violent assembly poll in Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Bengal governor Dhankhar wishes for violence-free assembly poll, transparent administration in 2021
Free, fair elections are not held in Bengal: Governor Jagdeep DhankharWest Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has alleged that free and fair elections are not held in the state, and it his duty to ensure that people get an opportunity to exercise their franchise without..
Trinamool Congress demands removal of Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, writes letter to PresidentIn its letter to the President, the Mamata Banerjee-led party cited a 'serious breach of oath of Governor's office.
TMC moves President to remove Dhankhar from Bengal governor postThe Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it has moved President Ramnath Kovind to remove Jagdeep Dhankhar from the post of the West Bengal governor, accusing him of "transgressing constitutional..
Governor Dhankar criticises Mamata govt to serve 'political masters': Derek O'BrienTrinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien on Monday slammed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for allegedly demeaning and criticising the state without any basis. The TMC leader was responding to..
Will do everything needed to facilitate free, fair polls: Bengal governorWest Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Sunday that he would do everything possible to ensure state elections are held peacefully. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "Prayed for peace, harmony and love..
Suvendu Adhikari writes to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, fears can be implicated in false casesAdhikari has written a letter to West Bengal Governor Jagdip Dhankar, citing fear that he and his associates can be implicated in criminal cases.
My biggest task is to ensure free and fair assembly polls : West Bengal governor Jagdeep DhankharHe said those who oppose free and fair elections will be sternly dealt with. "As governor my biggest task is to ensure that the 2021 polls are conducted in a free and fair manner. Central forces will..
Attack on Nadda's convoy: Centre summons top Bengal officers after governor's report; TMC alleges 'interference'West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Friday advised chief minister Mamata Banerjee 'not to play with fire' as the confrontation between the Centre and the West Bengal government over the attack on..
Centre receives report from Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on law and order situation in state
Bengal govt distancing itself from rule of law: GovernorWest Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday alleged that the Trinamool Congress government is distancing itself from rule of law and the governance in the state is "getting away" from the path of..
Free and fair polls not possible in West Bengal without Prez rule: VijayvargiyaAlleging 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..
West Bengal Guv is BJP's 'loudspeaker' : TMCThe 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..
Jagdeep Dhankhar asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw case against Balvinder SinghAsserting 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..
Political violence stigmatising Bengal; police should be neutral: Dhankhar
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..
TMC govt turned Bengal into police state, will act if Constitution not protected: Governor Jagdeep Dhankar
'Why does West Bengal govt want to intermediate PM Kisan scheme?': Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asks Mamata BanerjeeWest 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..
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..
Police, administration in West Bengal politically committed: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Jagdeep Dhankhar says Visva-Bharati VC's security withdrawn, administration denies
Hope there will be no cover-up in alleged irregularities in purchase of Covid care material: Jagdeep Dhankhar
Visva Bharati vandalism : Hanging head in shame, urge exemplary consequences to law breakers, West Bengal governor tells MamataWest 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..
Mamata speaks to governor Dhankhar over law and order situation at Visva Bharati
Raj Bhavan under surveillance, alleges Bengal governor Jagdeep DhankharWest Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Sunday the Raj Bhavan has been placed under surveillance, and the action "undermines the sanctity of the institution".