Black Flag greeting for Bengal Governor in Darj

Smrita Khawas

Darjeeling, 21 Jun:

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar drove up to Darjeeling today to sights of TMC and GJMM [Binoy Faction] supporters lining the roads waving black flags at him.

The Governor, in his interaction with media persons at Darjeeling, returned to his criticism of the Mamata Banerjee Government and protocol issues in how the administrative and police senior officials stayed away from him in the district.

He made special mention of the post-poll violence in Bengal and remarked that he was surprised that the DM, SP and DSP did not present themselves on his arrival here.

Darjeeling's Lok Sabha MP, Raju Bista, of BJP also remarked that today was a "Black Day" for Darjeeling for the manner in which the Governor was received here.

"I just want to tell them that they are disrespecting the entire Gorkha community and Darjeeling with their deeds. The black flags were waved not only at the Governor but also on Constitution of India since the Governor is the constitutional head of the State." he said.

He added that the district administration could have easily stopped the protestors and that it was unfortunate that they did not.