This comes as West Bengal is slated to go to polls this year for 294 assembly seats.
Disagreeing with every move of Centre goes against spirit of federalism: Dhankhar lashes out at Mamata government
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose government celebrated the day as 'Deshnayak Diwas', slammed the Centre for its decision to observe January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas'.
The donation was made in the name of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, which has been mandated to collect funds for the temple, Dhankhar said in the statement.
Bengal Governor Dhankhar's interaction with Amit Shah comes days after his meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accepted the resignation of Laxmi Ratan Shukla from the state's council of ministers.
It will be a massive blow to the democratic system if public servants are engaged in political work and there cannot be a bigger challenge than this to the rule of law, he said.
The BJP, however, said West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhais acting within his constitutional parameters while the 'TMC is scared'.
Such alleged usurpation of power sounds the death knell of democracy, Dhankhar said.
An official named Manish Jain, according to Dhankhar, has said that he would need permission from higher authorities.
Adhikari, however, did not speak to waiting journalists while exiting the Raj Bhavan after the meeting.
Adhikari had written to Dhankhar that the change of his political stance may attract political vendetta mode against him by the ruling TMC.
Sharing the copy of a letter that Adhikari wrote to him, Dhankhar said that he was taking "expected steps".
He said those who oppose free and fair elections will be sternly dealt with.
Dhankhar said that during the meeting, the senior Congress leader deprecated alleged politically inspired police postings and stressed the need for fair elections.
Castigating the Mamata Banerjee government over the attack, allegedly by TMC supporters, Dhankhar said a dangerous game of insider and outsider is going on in the state.