West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday stated TMC MP Mahua Moitra’s allegation that his relations and different acquaintances have been appointed as OSDs in Raj Bhavan was “factually incorrect” and described it as a “distraction technique” to divert consideration from “alarming legislation and order state of affairs” within the state. He stated six officers on particular responsibility aren’t a part of his shut household.
“Assertion @MahuaMoitra in tweet & media that six coterminous appointee OSDs in private workers are kin is FACTUALLY WRONG. OSDs are from three states and belong to 4 totally different castes. None of them is a part of shut household. 4 of them aren’t from my caste or state,” Dhankhar stated on Twitter.
“That is unfolding of ‘distraction technique’ to divert consideration from alarming legislation and order state of affairs @MamataOfficial,” he stated.
The governor additionally stated he “would proceed undeterred and with zeal to serve the folks of state and vindicate my oath of workplace beneath Article 159 of the Structure”. Moitra had on Sunday addressed Dhankhar as “uncle-ji” and alleged that his relations and different acquaintances have been appointed as OSDs in Raj Bhavan.
Taking to the microblogging web site, Moitra had shared a listing of names — OSD to governor Abbhudoy Singh Sekhawat, OSD-coordination Akhil Chowdhury, OSD-administration Ruchi Dubey, OSD-protocol Prasant Diksit, OSD-IT Koustav S Valikar and newly appointed OSD Kishan Dhankar.
The TMC MP had additionally stated Sekhawat is the son of Dhankhar’s brother-in-law, and Ruchi Dubey and Prasant Diksit are respectively spouse and brother of his former aide-de-camp (ADC) Main Gorang Diksit.
Valikar is the brother-in-law of current ADC Janardan Rao, whereas Kishan Dhankar is one other shut relative of the governor, Moitra added.
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