Mamata vs Governor: Rajnath Singh steps in to defuse row

Mamata vs Governor: Rajnath Singh steps in to defuse row

"By doing divisive politics, the mission to see lotus blooming here will never succeed", Banerjee said. "It is wrong to say that Raj Bhawan has become the office of the BJP or the RSS", he said.

"He [the Governor] is speaking like a block president of the BJP... The Governor further reiterates that he did not utter a single word to insult or threaten the Chief Minister", the Raj Bhavan release added.

The recent remarks of Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee calling Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal "a cadre of BJP and Raj Bhavan as BJP's party office" has fueled the already going tensions between Mamata Banerjee and Tripathi.

Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ms Banerjee said a political party should not use its power and machinery to spread rumours and trigger a riot.

While admitting that the police were not able to cope with "conspiracies" to incite communal violence, Banerjee said a civilian force will be created for each of the state's 60,000 polling booths.

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"He is the ex-speaker of the (UP) assembly".

"Her (CM's) allegation is baseless and meant only to emotionally blackmail the people of West Bengal".

Mr. Tripathi said he was "surprised at the attitude and language used by the Chief Minister".

Referring to the governor's statement yesterday asking how confidential talks came out in the open, Chatterjee said, "You (Tripathi) telephoned the chief minister only after a team of BJP leaders met you at the Raj Bhavan". "The BJP is holding such provocative meetings under their party's banner", she alleged. How can he ask her to manage her party members.

Tripura's governor Tathagata Roy took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend Tripathi, saying that the constitutional head of a state had "the right to know and the right to suggest".

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"Whenever any such representation is received from anyone, the same is forwarded to the State Government for appropriate action".

"The governor is fully aware of his constitutional obligations and limitations and needs no lesson from anyone on this count", it stated.

A statement issued by the governor's spokesperson said the state government was trying to divert attention from the key issue of law and order and that the allegations made by Banerjee on Tuesday were "insulting and humiliating". Governor is nominated by the Centre but I am an elected representative.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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