Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is in Delhi today and is likely to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, and possibly even Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The visit comes a day after new flashpoints in his feud with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee – the public release of a letter slamming her government’s handling of post-poll violence in the state.
The governor also criticised Banerjee for protests outside the CBI’s Kolkata office last month, when two of her ministers were arrested by the central agency over the Narada bribery case.
He declared that post-poll violence in the state was the “worst since independence” and that the events of May 17 – Banerjee’s protest at the CBI office – were “unparalleled in democracy”.
“Your studied silence, coupled with absence of any steps to engage in rehabilitation and compensation to alleviate the unimaginable suffering of people, force an inevitable conclusion that all this is state driven,” Dhankhar said in his letter.
The governor – whose friction with the Chief Minister have been regular and public over the last years – tweeted a copy of his letter to her earlier on Tuesday.