Asked PM Thrice To Withdraw Jagdeep Dhankhar As Governor: Mamata Banerjee
With Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in Delhi to fulfill President Ram Nath Kovind and a battery of ministers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated Thursday she has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi thrice for his removing, however the request was not granted. “What can I say? A child can be cajoled into silence. In this case, speech is silver; silence is golden,” she was quoted as saying by information company Press Trust of India.
Mr Dhankhar, 70, has not cited a purpose for his Delhi go to, which comes a day forward of Friday’s listening to on the post-poll violence in Bengal on the Supreme Court. Days after the elections, he had despatched a report on the violence to the Centre.
On Wednesday, he met Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and Prahlad Singh Patel. Earlier on Thursday, he held a gathering with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He can be scheduled to fulfill Home Minister Amit Shah.
The Governor’s go to to Delhi comes amid a longstanding and public feud between him and Ms Banerjee. It was preceded by one other spat because the Governor tweeted his letter rebuking the Chief Minister over her dealing with of the violence.
The state authorities retaliated with a collection of tweets, saying the abrupt, unilateral launch of letter to the general public is “shocking” and referred to as its contents fabricated.
Asked about reviews suggesting that the Governor may be eliminated, Ms Banerjee stated she was not conscious of any such growth.
“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,” PTI quoted her as saying.
On Wednesday, Ms Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress had accused the Governor of violating constitutional norms and requested him to not return to the state.
The CPM’s Biman Bose had additionally slammed him, alleging that he functioned like a BJP mouthpiece.