West Bengal Governor ‘prorogues’ Assembly

Jagdeep Dhankhar and Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today prorogued the State Legislative Assembly with effect from 12 February after exercising power vested with him under Article 174 of the Constitution.

Prorogation is discontinuing a session of the Parliament or a legislative assembly without dissolving it.

‘In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of article 174 of the Constitution, I, Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of the State of West Bengal, hereby prorogue the West Bengal Legislative Assembly with effect from 12 February, 2022,’ the Governor said.

Dhankhar, who is tussling with the Mamata Banerjee-government since he assumed the chair of the Governor, in a tweet said that he has prorogued the Assembly.

In the past, Mamata Banerjee has referred to Dhankar as an ‘RSS man’ while the latter has maintained that he has always acted according to the Constitution.