Kolkata, Jan 06: Amid the rancour between the state authorities and Raj Bhavan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee known as on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, a growth sources within the secretariat known as a “courtesy go to”.
Banerjee went to the Raj Bhavan straightaway from the state secretariat Nabanna. The assembly between the 2 was seen within the political circles as the standard follow.
“It”s solely a courtesy go to. There’s nothing official in it. The honourable CM wished to alternate New Yr greetings with the Governor,” a highly-placed official within the state secretariat advised PTI.
She was with the governor for round one hour. Banerjee”s go to assume significance within the backdrop of soured relations between the governor and the ruling Trinamool Congress following Dhankhar”s frequent tweets on regulation and order state of affairs, problems with governance, chance of free and truthful polls and different points.
Later Dhankhar tweeted, “Chief Minister known as on me at present at Raj Bhavan. First Woman Smt Sudesh Dhankhar and myself exchanged new yr greetings with the hon”ble chief minister”.
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The governor additionally posted a number of images of the assembly on his Twitter deal with. State BJP Common Secretary Sayantan Basu advised PTI that the chief minister can all the time meet the governor in a democracy and “I shouldn’t touch upon that”.
“Nevertheless, we count on the CM to comply with the ”Raj Dharma” by addressing the problems flagged by the governor sometimes,” Basu mentioned. Referring to CM”s go to, left entrance legislature get together chief and CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty mentioned the chief minister can positively go to the governor.
“However, my level is that whereas all her programmes and schedules are determined and made recognized days earlier than the occasion, why she needed to go to the governor hastily and in such a hush-hush method with everybody coming to learn about it on the final minute,” he commented.
Recalling Banerjee”s go to to the central chief up to now “when the going had gone robust for her”, Chakraborty quipped “is that this go to additionally geared toward ”paap skhalan” (atonement for sin) or another related cause.”