December 2, 2022

“A child can be cajoled into silence. In this case, speech is silver; silence is golden,” Mamata Banerjee


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took a dig at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s New Delhi go to as she mentioned a “child can be cajoled into silence” however not an aged man, noting that she has thrice written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw him from the state.

Calling the governor a “Centre’s man”, Ms Banerjee kept away from commenting a lot on his assembly with President Ram Nath Kovind and a number of other different union ministers in Delhi.

“What can I say? A child can be cajoled into silence. In this case, speech is silver; silence is golden,” she mentioned.

Asked about media stories suggesting that the governor could be eliminated, Ms Banerjee mentioned she shouldn’t be conscious of any such improvement.

“How do I know? When a governor is appointed, the state government is consulted. That, however, was not done in this case… I have written twice or thrice to the Prime Minister seeking his withdrawal from the state,” she mentioned.

Mr Dhankhar, who has shared a strained relationship with the TMC authorities since taking cost because the governor of the state in 2019, is within the nationwide capital on a four-day journey.

He has not specified any purpose for the go to. The governor met Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and Prahlad Singh Patel on Wednesday.

He additionally held a gathering with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier within the day. Mr Dhankhar is scheduled to fulfill Home Minister Amit Shah later within the day.

The chief minister, when enquired if Raj Bhavan appointing a number of ”officers on particular obligation” has mounted strain on the state exchequer, maintained that she would not have the small print offhand.

The ruling TMC in West Bengal on Wednesday accused Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of violating constitutional norms and requested him to not return to the state.

Left Front chairman within the state and CPI(M) chief, Biman Bose, slammed the governor for allegedly performing like a BJP mouthpiece and condemned his “partisan” position.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, nonetheless, said that the TMC has “no respect for the Constitution”.

“The governor is doing the right thing, and that is why the TMC dispensation does not like it. The Centre appoints him, and it is obvious that he has to report various developments to the Union government,” Mr Ghosh asserted.

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