CM Mamata Banerjee writes to Bengal governor, accuses him of using ‘unprecedented’ language


A file photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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A file photograph of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

The conflict of letters between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state’s governor Jagdeep Dhankar continues within the first week of May because the Trinamool Congress chief accused the constitutional head of the state of using language that’s ‘unprecedented within the annals of India’s constitutional and political historical past.’

“I would challenge anyone, repeat anyone, to produce such correspondence and such oral statements from any Governor to any CM in any part of India at any point of time since our Constitution came into force in 1950. If I am ignorant on this score, I would like to be educated by some actual correspondence,” learn the 13-page letter from Banerjee, despatched in response to the governor’s missives on April 23 and 24.

“These are not recent or first-time outbursts by you,” it stated.

The Chief Minister additionally stated that the governor should “desist from intensifying efforts to usurp powers, especially at time of crisis.”

“You are preaching constitutional norms without practising it, sermonising while violating it,” Banerjee additionally stated in her be aware.

The scathing piece of communication additionally known as upon Dhankar to ‘desist’ from ‘using official communication and logos in your steady tweets on social media’.

In her letter, the Chief Minister additionally cited a number of Supreme Court judgments, which he stated ‘underline and emphasise the extremely restricted powers of a Governor in our constitutional scheme’ and the deliberate ignoring of which lies on the ‘base of your strategy and is therefore constitutionally impermissible.

The 13-page letter by Banerjee was in response to a 14-page letter by the state governor on April 24, through which he had signalled a digital ‘no-confidence’ within the state administration’s skill to handle the coronavirus disaster within the state. Dhankar had accused Banerjee of “abject failure in combatting and containing coronavirus in West Bengal” and minority appeasement within the final month’s letters.

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