West Bengal governor

'Uncultured conduct: Suvendu Adhikari skips Bengal guv's swearing-in ceremony over seat allocation

Hitting out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Adhikari said, ‘’She cannot forget her defeat in Nandigram by me. She had to get elected from a seat in Kolkata to continue as the Chief Minister.’’

published on : 23rd November 2022

Stalin, Mamata, Rajini attend West Bengal Governor's family function in Chennai

Banerjee, before making a 'courtesy call' on Stalin at his residence, was seen enjoying the 'Chenda melam' (a traditional percussion instrument) performance.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Protests over Prophet remarks: West Bengal governor summons chief secretary, seeks explanation

While appealing for peace, Jagdeep Dhankhar sought an urgent personal update from chief secretary HK Dwivedi on the steps initiated to restore law and order.

published on : 10th June 2022

Singer KK's death: West Bengal governor says 'complete failure' on the part of administration

Jagdeep Dhankhar felt that there should have been some control over the additional number of spectators at Nazrul Mancha where KK performed before his death.

published on : 4th June 2022

West Bengal: The face-off between governor & Mamata govt worsens

Dhankhar also accused the chief minister’s nephew and TMC’s general secretary Abhishek Banerjee of "crossing the red line’’ by criticizing the judiciary.

published on : 29th May 2022

'Crossed the red line': Dhankhar takes on Abhishek for criticising judiciary

Stating that he is taking a serious note of the comments made by Banerjee, Dhankhar called upon the state's chief secretary to urgently initiate appropriate action.

published on : 29th May 2022

Nominated Deputy Speaker for administering oath to Babul Supriyo, my constitutional job over: Bengal Governor

Babul Supriyo, a former Union minister of state in the Narendra Modi government, had left the BJP in a huff after being dropped from the post, and joined the TMC.

published on : 5th May 2022

Governor Dhankar in war of words with VCs over functioning of Bengal varsities 

Noting that the state of universities in West Bengal was worrisome, Dhankhar at a programme on Friday said he was unable to "sleep at night" because of the situation.

published on : 30th April 2022

Bengal Governor unable to address assembly as BJP MLAs stage protest over civic poll violence

As the governor was about to leave the House, ruling party MLAs including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee requested him to stay, following which Dhankhar again urged the BJP lawmakers to calm down.

published on : 7th March 2022

Bengal governor calls truce with Trinamool, graces Kali puja at Mamata’s residence

Dhankar spent two hours at Mamata’s residence, exchanging pleasantries with leaders of the ruling party.

published on : 29th October 2019

WB Governor refutes TMC's allegation of not informing government of his Jadavpur visit

Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Thursday alleged the Governor had not informed the state administration before going to the university. 

published on : 20th September 2019

Ram Navami violence: West Bengal governor visits riot-hit areas, appeals for peace

One person was killed and two police officers suffered serious injuries on Monday when clashes broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession in the Raniganj area of Bardhaman district.

published on : 31st March 2018