March 23, 2023

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar shares a strained relationship with the TMC authorities. (File)


West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee has complained to his Lok Sabha counterpart Om Birla concerning the “excessive interference” of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in issues associated to parliamentary democracy and functioning of the House.

Mr Banerjee complained to Mr Birla about Mr Dhankhar through the digital All India Speakers’ Conference on Tuesday.

“I told the Lok Sabha speaker about the excessive interference of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in parliamentary democracy and the functioning of the Assembly. Despite being passed by the Assembly, several bills are lying with the governor as he has not signed them. This is unprecedented in the history of West Bengal’s parliamentary democracy. Such a thing has never happened before,” Mr Banerjee informed PTI.

Mr Dhankhar, who shares a strained relationship with the TMC authorities, is but to react to the event.

“We have been saying this for a long time that the present governor is acting as the mouthpiece of a specific political party. He is not only interfering in the functioning of the state of affairs but is also maligning the West Bengal government,” senior TMC chief and MLA Tapas Roy mentioned.

However, the West Bengal unit of the BJP got here out in assist of the governor and claimed that he has uncovered the reality.

“The TMC is angry with the governor as he has exposed the lawless situation in the state. There have been complaints against him earlier, but all of them were baseless,” BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh mentioned.

The TMC authorities and Mr Dhankhar have been sharing an acrimonious relation since he assumed workplace in July 2019.

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