While addressing a press conference in Kolkata on December 21, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said, "Suvendu Adhikari's been part of the government for very long and an associate of the Chief Minister. I never imagined that he'd write a letter like that to me. It is a matter of concern that in a democracy someone should feel threatened due to political decisions." "I don't understand based on what conscience and perspective, is a person from another region of our country, called an 'outsider'. This culture is unconstitutional. If one says such a thing I would request them to read the Indian Constitution," he added.