Dhankhar hopes to work together with the state, says it makes no sense to 'carry luggage from the past'

KOLKATA: Two days after a senior minister met with him in the Raj Bhavan, the governor of West Bengal said Thursday that he hopes to fulfill the constitutional obligations by working together with the state government.

Dhankhar, who was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a program here, said there is no point in carrying luggage from the past.

There is no doubt that we have to work together, we have to fulfill our constitutional obligations, with dignity, said the governor after his meeting with education minister Partha Chatterjee in Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

Referring to his exchanges with the state government on several occasions since his visit to Jadavpur University on September 19 to 'rescue' the Union minister from the student gherao, Dhankhar said: We do not carry luggage that is obsolete, what which is not for remembering.

Let's count on the positive aspects, let's move forward with that spirit. This is my appeal, Dhankhar said.

Dhankhar's comments were preceded by his meeting with Chatterjee on December 31 that discussed the cancellation of recent programs at state universities and protests at some of them.

On December 28, the governor tweeted a letter sent to him by the prime minister Mamata Banerjee in response to his offer of conversations on matters related to state-assisted universities.

The prime minister's letter said: The issue belongs to the Department of Education. I forward the letter to the Department of Education of the Minister in charge, Partha Chatterjee, to discuss all matters with you at a convenient time.

Dhankhar, who has supported the contentious amended Citizenship Law while the Trinamool Congress opposes, had to return from the doors of Jadavpur University on December 24 after the TMC-managed employee union prevented him from entering the premises from the university team to attend their annual meeting. convocation.