Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging the state administration to take urgent measures on the apprehensions expressed by former minister Suvendu Adhikari, that he may be implicated “in false criminal cases out of political motivation and vendetta.”
The Governor said politically inspired implication of opponents in criminal cases is unconstitutional and also crime.
“Such apprehensions, from one time associate call for correctional therapy….Allegations of such implications need to be in sharp focus, micro-managed to dispel any perception to the contrary,” he said.
In the letter to the Chief Minister, Dhankhar said: “Please take urgent note and all expected measures on the representation to me from former minister Suvendu Adhikari…”
Earlier on Wednesday, Adhikari sought intervention of the West Bengal Governor so that the police and the administration apparatus in the state is dissuaded in implicating him and his associates in criminal cases out of political motivation and vendetta.
Adhikari formally resigned from the primary membership of the Trinamool Congress on Thursday. He also stepped down from the state legislative assembly Wednesday evening.
According to insiders, Adhikari is likely to join the BJP during Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposed visit to Bengal this week (December 19-20). Sources said Adhikari may also travel to Delhi seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before December 19.