March 05, 2020 1:02 am
In a statement, the Raj Bhavan said the minister’s approach “with respect to the role of governor of the state, to say the least, betrays elementary ignorance both of the Constitution and the role of the governor”.
February 22, 2020 2:04 pm
The Governor also said that he was happy that talks with the state government over several issues of concern have begun and several key functionaries of the government met him over the past few days to brief him on the initiatives being taken for the state.
February 18, 2020 5:03 am
Dhankhar’s relationship with the state government was strained since he rushed to the “rescue” of Union Minister Babul Supriyo in September last year.
February 14, 2020 7:04 am
The Governor had on Wednesday expressed his displeasure at not being invited to the third convocation of the institute while several ministers were called for the annual event.
February 08, 2020 8:13 am
The Governor’s strained ties with the government raised speculation that he might follow Kerala Governor Arif Mohd Khan who had qualified his address with a disclaimer that he did not agree with the the portions of his speech.
February 07, 2020 8:11 pm
According to norms, the governor reads out the speech prepared by the state government enunciating its policy decisions at the start of the budget session.
February 07, 2020 8:20 am
In the evening, a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said Dhankhar will address the West Bengal Legislative Assembly under Article 176 of the Constitution of India on February 7 at 2 pm.
January 31, 2020 5:38 am
The incident took place at Gandhi Ghat in Barrackpore of North 24 Parganas district where Dhankhar, State Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay and senior bureaucrats took part in a state government programme to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary.
January 30, 2020 5:42 am
Dhankhar on Tuesday faced protests from a section of Calcutta University students who prevented him from attending the university’s annual convocation ceremony at Nazrul Mancha. Following the protest, the Governor had to leave the premises.
January 29, 2020 2:55 am
Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee was conferred a DLitt (honoris causa) by Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Sonali Chakravarty Banerjee in the absence of Dhankhar.