Political Buzz

West Bengal Governor hits back at Mamata

ANI | November 16, 2019 11:20 AM
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar speaking to media in Burdwan, West Bengal on Friday. (Photo/ANI)

Burdwan (West Bengal) [India], Nov 16 (ANI): A day after Mamata Banerjee alleged that some people holding constitutional posts are acting like "mouthpieces of BJP," Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hit out saying that when he praised West Bengal Chief Minister for tackling the situation in the state during cyclone Bulbul no one called him the CM's mouthpiece.

"No one becomes anyone mouthpiece after showing concern towards poor education, health system and roads. When I praised Mamata for her commendable work for Cyclone Bulbul preparedness, nobody called me the Chief Minister's mouthpiece," Dhankar said while speaking to media here.

The Governor said that he is working according to the constitution and will not react more to Banerjee's speech in a public meeting.

On Thursday, Banerjee said, "I don't comment about constitutional posts. But there are some people who are behaving just like a BJP mouthpiece. You have seen what is going on in my state. They are trying to run a parallel administration."

Being asked about getting targetted by the West Bengal minister over the demand for the helicopter to visit an event, Dhankhar said that the Mamata needs to control her ministers.

"Till date, no minister of the state government has written a single letter during my 100-day tenure telling me what wrong thing I have done. If they do, then I will definitely think about it and answer it," Dhankhar said.

Speaking about his journey by road to Farakka in Murshidabad district after being denied permission for the chopper, he said: "I have travelled 700 km. The condition of the national highway is very good. But the journey of more than 100 km during this journey was a back-breaking due to poor roads."

On Thursday, Banerjee government had not responded to Dhankar's request for a helicopter to visit Farakka, Murshidabad, on Friday.

In a press communique, Governor's Press Secretary Manab Bandyopadhyay had said that Dhankar is scheduled to attend a programme in Farakka town and is left with no other options but to undertake the 600-km long journey via road as the government did not respond to the request for a chopper. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Cabinet gives approval to provide jobs to family members/heirs of 34 deceased of Amritsar rail tragedy
Cabinet gives approval to provide jobs to family members/heirs of 34 deceased of Amritsar rail tragedy
Punjab Cabinet okays to transfer 507 vacant posts of RMOs along with other para-medical and class-IV of the Subsidiary Health Centres from Rural Development to Health Department
Punjab Cabinet okays to transfer 507 vacant posts of RMOs along with other para-medical and class-IV of the Subsidiary Health Centres from Rural Development to Health Department
Hoshiarpur Police to get tough against violations of COVID Norms
Hoshiarpur Police to get tough against violations of COVID Norms
On PM-Kisan's 2nd anniversary, PM Modi says govt doing everything possible to double farmers' income
On PM-Kisan's 2nd anniversary, PM Modi says govt doing everything possible to double farmers' income
Punjab CM virtually launches Rs 1087 crores development projects under Smart City and AMRUT schemes
Punjab CM virtually launches Rs 1087 crores development projects under Smart City and AMRUT schemes
Punjab Cabinet paves way for deemed approval of regulatory clearances & auto renewal for industrial projects
Punjab Cabinet paves way for deemed approval of regulatory clearances & auto renewal for industrial projects
Punjab Cabinet approves implementation of Mission Lal Lakir in all villages
Punjab Cabinet approves implementation of Mission Lal Lakir in all villages
Punjab Cabinet okays amendment to Indian Partnership Act, 1932 to revise nearly 90-year-old fee structure
Punjab Cabinet okays amendment to Indian Partnership Act, 1932 to revise nearly 90-year-old fee structure
Punjab Cabinet approves restructuring of 5 more departments to create 1875 new posts & boost efficiencies
Punjab Cabinet approves restructuring of 5 more departments to create 1875 new posts & boost efficiencies
Indian  Youth Congress president of Faridkot district allegedly shot dead in the evening.6 bullets fired at him at point-blank range near his car
Indian Youth Congress president of Faridkot district allegedly shot dead in the evening.6 bullets fired at him at point-blank range near his car
Jang-e-Azaadi memorial reopened for public after 11 months
Jang-e-Azaadi memorial reopened for public after 11 months
Three lakh school students participate in competitions dedicated to 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji: Vijay Inder Singla
Three lakh school students participate in competitions dedicated to 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji: Vijay Inder Singla