Alleges he “threatens” her officials
New Delhi, Jan. 31 (Delhi Crown): Rift between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar seems to be growing by the day even as allegations and counter allegations between the duo continues.
On Monday firebrand leader Mamata, who convincingly defeated the BJP in last year’s Assembly Polls, admitted to have blocked Dhankhar’s Twitter account, and told media persons that the latter doesn’t listen to her government and threatens everyone.
“I have written several letters to the PM about him. That he [Governor] is not listening and he is threatening everyone. I have even been to him and spoke with him. We have been patiently suffering for the past year. He has not cleared several files. He is keeping every file pending. How he can speak about policy decisions,” CM Mamata Banerjee told reporters.
Mamata went on to add that she had written at least four letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
She accused Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of tapping phones and threatening the state’s chief secretary and director general of police.
Ever since his installation as Bengal Governor, Dhankhar has been a vocal critic of CM Mamata Banerjee. Yesterday he had said that CM Mamata Banerjee was “constitutionally ordained to discharge duty under Article 167 of the constitution to impart information on Pandemic Purchase Scam and other issues”.
He stated – “It is obligatory for [West Bengal] Government to impart full details of ‘Maa’ scheme that came to be launched mid Feb 2021 though it could be operationalised only from April 1, 2021. Such diversion of funds from consolidated fund of state is serious matter.”