CV Anand Bose will take oath as the West Bengal Governor on November 23 in Kolkata. On November 17, President Droupadi Murmu appointed the former bureaucrat as the Governor of West Bengal.
The post of Governor in West Bengal had fallen vacant after the previous state governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the Vice President of India on August 11. Later, Manipur Governor La. Ganesan was given the transient responsibility of West Bengal. Former Governor Jagdeep Dhankar had engaged in affrays with the Mamata Banerjee government on various occasions over the law-and-order situation and other issues in the state.
On Thursday, an official statement released by Rashtrapati Bhawan stated that “The President of India is pleased to appoint Dr. C V Ananda Bose as regular Governor of West Bengal.”
CV Anand Bose,71, is a 1977-batch (retired) India-Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Kerala cadre, and he last served as an administrator in the National Museum in Kolkata before superannuating in 2011. He also contributed as the Secretary of the Government of India and Chief Secretary to State Governments along with the University Vice-Chancellor.
On Friday, while speaking to a news agency, the newly appointed Governor discussed his role and said, “I consider this as a great opportunity for me to know the great state firsthand, to interact with the people, and be of some service to the people of West Bengal.” He added, “I don’t see the governor’s post as a big position but as an opportunity to commit my service to the welfare of the people.”
While speaking on the alleged teacher recruitment scams and frequent arrests related to the matter, Bose said, “Political situations are always fluid. (However) it’s not an uphill task to function within the political system now prevailing in West Bengal. We have to face the political situation when it comes. We have to take appropriate action at the appropriate time and implement it effectively.”
The newly appointed governor also shared his views on political violence in the state, saying that “there have been more challenging, turmoil and violent situations in many states in history, and India has passed through it.”
When asked about his views on the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Bose said, “I see Mamta Banerjee as a respected and elected chief minister. I certainly have an open mind and will work with her objectively.”
“If the governor and the chief minister keep themselves within the confines of the Constitution, there will be no difficulty,”
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