The West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her alleged unconstitutional declaration of jihad against the BJP.

The WB Governor stated thus- "A 10 Member BJP delegation led by Hon'ble leader of the Opposition, Shri Suvendu Adhikari, in a representation, enclosed hereto, has sought constitutional intervention for your June 28 Asansol statement 'Declaring 21 July, 2022 as "A day of jihad" against the BJP".

He has said that the statement was most unfortunate and indicated constitutional anarchy.

"It defies logic and reason as to how one under the Oath of Constitution and holding the position of Chief Minister could make such pernicious declaration of 'jihad' against a political party. This is death knell of democracy and rule of law", the Governor says in his letter.

He has said that to subserve democratic values and constitutionalism, the remark should be withdrawn.

In a video message the Governor has said that he has gone through the video of Mamta's speech and said that her statement is "extremely worrisome and unfortunate". "I will call upon the Hon'ble Chief Minister to forthwith withdraw the statement and respond to me", the Governor said.

Notably, the TMC organises a rally every year on July 21 as 'Shaheed Diwas' to commemorate those killed in the 1993 firing incident in Kolkata.

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