West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the present day stirred recent controversy by saying “ego prevailed over public service” on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly to evaluate post-cyclone damages on May 28.
Terming the Governor’s remark “unfortunate”, the ruling Trinamool in Bengal asserted that the Chief Minister is concerned in public service 24/7 and all her actions are prompted by her concern for the pursuits of the state.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar mentioned the Chief Minister had known as him up earlier than the assembly at Kalaikunda in Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district and indicated that she will not attend it if Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari is current in it.
“Constrained by false narrative to put record straight: On May 27 at 2316 hrs CM @MamataOfficial messaged ‘may I talk? urgent’,” Mr Dhankhar tweeted.
“Thereafter on phone indicated boycott by her & officials of PM Review Meet #CycloneYaas if LOP @SuvenduWB attends it. Ego prevailed over Public service,” he mentioned within the Twitter submit.
Constrained by false narrative to place file straight: On May 27 at 2316 hrs CM @MamataOfficial messaged “may i talk? urgent”.
Thereafter on telephone indicated boycott by her & officers of PM Review Meet #CycloneYaas if LOP @SuvenduWB attends it.
Ego prevailed over Public service
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) May 31, 2021
Besides Suvendu Adhikari, Governor Dhankhar and BJP MP Debasree Chaudhuri have been current within the assembly.
The Chief Minister mentioned she had skipped the assembly as a result of “a BJP MLA has no locus to be present in a PM-CM meeting”. Mr Adhikari has defeated Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram seat within the current meeting elections.
In a letter to the Prime Minister on Monday, Mamata Banerjee had written, “I wanted to have a quiet word with you, a meeting between the PM and the CM as usual. You, however, revised the structure of the meeting to include a local MLA from your party and I am of the view that he had no locus to be present in a PM-CM meeting.”
Ms Banerjee had additionally talked about within the letter that she had no objection to the presence of the governor and different Union ministers within the assembly.
Reacting to Mr Dhankhar’s tweet, senior Trinamool chief and Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy mentioned, “The governor has no right to say such things. The CM is working round the clock for the interest of the state. She knows what to do.”
Senior Trinamool chief and state minister Chandrima Bhattacharya had on Monday claimed that the chief minister needed to look ahead to 30 minutes to fulfill the Prime Minister on May 28.
“After she met him, Mamata Banerjee submitted details about the damages caused by cyclone Yaas and then sought his permission to leave for a pre-scheduled programme in Purba Medinipur district,” Ms Bhattacharya had mentioned.
However, after the Kalaikunda episode, a recent Centre-state tussle was witnessed over the companies of the then Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, who had accompanied the Chief Minister to the assembly.
On May 28, the Union authorities despatched a letter to Mr Bandopadhyay recalling him for central deputation. Mamata Banerjee strongly protested, saying it contradicts the Centre’s approval for extension of Mr Bandopadhyay’s companies because the Chief Secretary by three months because of the cyclone and COVID-19 scenario within the state.
Mamata Banerjee despatched a letter to the Prime Minister over the difficulty on Monday and appointed Mr Bandopadhyay as her chief adviser for 3 years, after permitting him to retire.
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