In her tussle with Jagdeep Dhankhar, Mamata Banerjee gets support from Left
Kolkata/IBNS: Amid a tussle between the West Bengal government and its governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over post-poll violence, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday found support from its arch rival-the Left Front.
Left Front Chairman Biman Bose slammed the Governor for allegedly acting as a mouthpiece of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and condemned his "partisan" role.
"He is not a man of the BJP but his function is tantamount to be a man of BJP. This cannot be the role of a governor. He is identifying himself as a man of BJP. This is not right," Bose told the media.
"This cannot be the role of a governor, particularly in West Bengal," he added.
The West Bengal government on Tuesday slammed Dhankar for posting a scathing letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, the state Home Department wrote: "Government of West Bengal has observed with dismay and distress that the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal has suddenly made public, a letter of his to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, with contents that are not consistent with real facts."
The state government called the communication format "violative of all established norms."
The Governor, who is often at loggerheads with Mamata Banerjee, had tweeted a copy of his letter to the Chief Minister on Tuesday.
Accusing her of maintaining "continued silence and inaction" over post-poll "retributive bloodshed, violation of human rights, outrageous assault on dignity of women, wanton destruction of property, perpetuation of untold miseries on political opponents", Dhankar had said it was the "worst since Independence" and "augurs ill" for democracy.