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KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation in tackling the Covid-19 disaster in West Bengal, however alleged that “a couple of folks holding constitutional posts” are disturbing the state authorities commonly. Mamata […]

KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation in tackling the Covid-19 disaster in West Bengal, however alleged that “a couple of folks holding constitutional posts” are disturbing the state authorities commonly.
Mamata Banerjee was apparently focusing on West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the state authorities over a bunch of points ever since taking workplace in July final 12 months.
Each the state and the central governments are elected our bodies and they need to work collectively, she stated throughout a web-based programme the place the prime minister inaugurated new Covid-19 testing services in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
“I want to thank the prime minister for holding a number of discussions (with chief ministers) on the Covid disaster. And to this point, there was no non-cooperation from his finish. I wish to thank him for that. However a couple of folks, who’re holding constitutional posts, are commonly disturbing the state authorities. This isn’t acceptable,” Banerjee stated with out naming anybody.
Reacting to Banerjee’s touch upon Monday, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh stated the governor did the precise factor by mentioning the errors of the state authorities.
“The way in which the governor has been insulted by ministers of the TMC authorities is unprecedented,” he stated.
The face-off between the West Bengal authorities and the Raj Bhavan had escalated through the Covid-19 pandemic, with Banerjee accusing Dhankhar of repeatedly interfering within the functioning of the state administration, and the latter asserting {that a} state can’t be ruled as somebody’s “private fiefdom”.
Expressing concern over the alleged deterioration of regulation and order in West Bengal, Dhankhar had final week stated the state police weren’t functioning in response to guidelines and urged the chief minister to search out time and work together with him on the matter.
On July 16, after the governor stated that the schooling system in West Bengal is “politically caged”, Banerjee alleged that the governor was performing “extra dangerously” than a BJP mouthpiece and that does not swimsuit somebody holding a constitutional submit.
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