Kolkata: TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Sunday claimed that West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s family members and other acquaintances have been appointed as officers on special duty (OSDs) in Raj Bhavan.
Moitra took to Twitter, while referring to Dhankar as ‘Uncle-ji’ she shared a list of names of different OSDs.
And Uncleji- while you’re at it- take the extended family you’ve settled in at WB RajBhavan with you. pic.twitter.com/a8KpNjynx9
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) June 6, 2021
In the tweet, she shared an image with the 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’s list also showed the relation between Dhankar & the people mentioned in the list – Sekhawat is the son of Dhankhar’s brother-in-law, and Ruchi Dubey and Prasant Diksit are respectively wife and brother of his former aide-de-camp (ADC) Major Gorang Diksit. Valikar is the brother-in-law of present ADC Janardan Rao, while Kishan Dhankar is another close relative of the Governor.
In his response, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar refuted these claims, he took to Twitter and stated that the allegations made by Moitra are factually wrong. He further stated ‘OSDs are from three states and belong to four different castes. None of them is part of a close family. Four of them are not from my caste or state.’
Assertion @MahuaMoitra in tweet & Media that six coterminous appointee OSDs in personal staff are relatives is FACTUALLY WRONG.
OSDs are from three states and belong to four different castes.
None of them is part of close family. Four of them are not from my caste or state.
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) June 7, 2021
Following the tweet, Moitra asked that Dhankar should layout how they were appointed, ‘Asking Uncleji to lay out right here what antecedents of the appointees are & how each one got into Raj Bhavan.’
Asking Uncleji to lay out right here what antecedents of the appointees are & how each one got into Raj Bhavan.
Do it NOW.
BJP IT Cell can’t get you out of this one Uncleji..
And I don’t think Vice President of India also happening for you https://t.co/CMstjlsG6f
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) June 7, 2021