Seeking the removal of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar once again, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on June 28 called him a “corrupt” man who was named “in the chargesheet of the Jain Hawala case”.
She said: “This Governor was named in the 1996 Jain hawala case. I am sorry to say, but he is a corrupted man. Why did the central government allow such a person to become a Governor? If the Centre does not know it, then I am telling them. Check the chargesheet, you will know if he was named or not.”
Notably, the Jain Hawala scandal or the Jain Diaries Case is a hawala scam that dates back to the 1990s. The names of several politicians had surfaced when the matter involving payments sent through four hawala brokers – the Jain brothers -- was probed. Some of the country's leading politicians had been named in the $18 million Jain Hawala scandal.
Mamata Banerjee said at a press conference held on June 28 that she has written three letters for the removal of Jagdeep Dhankhar already.
The CM said: “I have written three letters for removal of West Bengal Governor. Why should he dictate even after our government getting a huge mandate?”
This development comes on the heels of the Bengal Governor sought a ‘special audit’ of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) after reports of corruption and malpractices surfaced.
He had tweeted: “Several other organizations as well expressed concern at lack of grass root democracy #GTA area for two decades. Lack of audit breeds corruption and ignores governance transparency and accountability @MamataOfficial. Administrator #GTA directed to brief me on all issues.”(With agency inputs)