Rai said in his letter that Dhankhar should be aware that the international border does not lie within 50 km of India and that law and order is a state matter.
Targeting the Governor, the TMC MP said, “Your provocative statement has thus negated the principle of federalism which is a basic structure of the Constitution of India.”
The Chief Minister has rejected the Centre’s decision to increase the Border Security Force’s (BSF) jurisdiction in the state from 15 km to 50 km. Mamata recently asked police officers of some border districts to bar BSF personnel from entering villages without permission.
In response, the governor said the chief minister’s stance could be “potentially dangerous” for federal politics and national security.
The TMC MP said, “It does not suit a person holding the post of Governor to make such statements in open contravention of the Constitution.”
In a letter to the Chief Minister on Thursday, Dhankhar appealed to Banerjee to take appropriate steps immediately and resolve the issue in public interest and national interest.
Dhankhar wrote in the letter, “During the administrative meeting on December 7 at Ganga Rampur, I am deeply concerned about your instructions regarding BSF in which ‘BSF has been allowed within a radius of 15 km that too with the permission of the state police. ”
He has also shared this letter on Twitter, in which he has written, “This is not in accordance with the law or as per the recent notification of the Union Home Ministry in which the BSF has been increased from 15 km to 50 km in the state.” was done till Your stance sends a bad signal and poses a potential threat to federal politics and national security.