I was absolutely thrilled when I read this(tweet Posted below) on twitter,
Union governments affect had started to rub off on to the state governments also. In particular the state government of West Bengal which had just returned with a clear mandate from the people for a repeat term. There was no hint of arrogance instead concern for the people upper most in the mind of the party( Trinamool Congress) and Government.
When something momentous and out of the ordinary happen, instinctive reaction is to search for a precedence in History, so I turned to chacha Google in search of a or more instances when such action had been undertaken by previous governments of West Bengal.
Must share what I did discover on Wikipedia.
In the Republic of India, a Chief Minister is the elected head of government of each of twenty-nine states and two union territories (Delhi and Puducherry). According to the Constitution of India, the Governor is a state’s de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the Chief Minister. Following elections to the state legislative assembly, the Governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The Governor appoints and swears in the Chief Minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Based on the Westminster system, given that he retains the confidence of the assembly, the Chief Minister’s term can last for the length of the assembly’s life—a maximum of five years. There are no limits to the number of terms that the Chief Minister can serve.
Since, according to the constitution, the chief minister is appointed by the governor, the swearing in is done before the governor of the state.
The oath of office.
I, <Name of Minister>, do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duties as a Minister for the State of <Name of the State> and that I will do right to all manner of people in accordance with the Constitution and the law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.
— Constitution of India, Schedule 3, Para 5
I am constraint to report, there is no evidence of such acts for other communities practicing other faiths.
Why this special treatment for a particular community.
Is it Secularism only if it discriminates against other sections of the society particularly the Majority.
Is the government of Bengal failing the Constitution of India?
Why is the Hon Supreme Court silent on this issue? Why has the Hon high court of Kolkatta not taken suo moto Cognizance of this action which reek of discrimination on grounds of faith professed & practiced? Where is the Equality as enshrined in the Constitution of India. Lastly Why is the Main Stream Media silent has Omerta been invoked?