1st June, 2021
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not attending the review meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the state on May 28 to take stock of the damage caused by cyclone Yas. The Governor tweeted at the midnight on Monday, criticizing the Chief Minister about this, and said that ego dominates the service of the public.
By giving this statement against the Chief Minister, the Governor has once again stirred up a fresh controversy. The Governor also claimed that even before the review meeting held at Kalikunda in West Medinipur district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had indicated to her that she would not attend the meeting if Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari joined it. Dhankhar wrote in his tweet, 'By calling at 23.16 on the night of 27 May, Mamta had indicated to boycott the meeting regarding the presence of Suvendu Adhikari in the review meeting called by the Prime Minister. Arrogance came in the way of constitutional obligations, damaged the accepted tradition of the republic and federal structure.
Explain that apart from the Governor, Union Minister Devashree Chaudhary and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Suvendu Adhikari participated in this review meeting. At the same time, the Chief Minister made the Prime Minister wait for half an hour. After a delay of half an hour, Mamata arrived there along with Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and immediately met Prime Minister Modi and left him immediately within a few minutes after submitting a report of the damage caused by the cyclone. Mamata was heavily criticized for not attending the Prime Minister's meeting.
Category: India: West Bengal