Trinamool Congress Launches Fresh Attack On WB Governor K N TripathiJuly 05, 2017 18:42
Trinamool Congress Launches Fresh Attack On WB Governor K N Tripathi:- A fresh attack has been propelled by the Trinamool Congress on West Bengal Governor, K N Tripathi.
Allegations were made against him of “crossing” all constitutional limits. Moreover, the TMC reminded Tripathi the Raj Bhavan “could not be the party office of the BJP”. The criticism of the party comes a day after the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee accused Tripathi of threatening her and acting like a “BJP block president”. Over this humiliation, the party supremo said she even thought of quitting office.
Addressing the media persons, TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee charged, “The governor has crossed the constitutional line. The way he spoke to the chief minister on Tuesday, he has forgotten that it is not Uttar Pradesh.” The official residence of the governor could not be the party office of the BJP, said Mr. Chatterjee.
Chatterjee charged that, “He is the ex-speaker of the (UP) assembly. As a lawyer he must be aware of the observation of the Supreme Court (on the relation) between the chief minister and the governor…So whatever he has said is an insult to the people of West Bengal,”
The unprecedented tiff between the CM and the Governor, came as communal clashes broke out in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on the night of July 4 following an “objectionable” Facebook post. To assist the local administration in controlling the situation, around 400 BSF troopers were rushed in by the Government.
The party has already written to President Pranab Mukherjee stating that “this is unbecoming of a governor”, said Mr. Chatterjee. Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh has even been sent a copy of the same letter, said Chatterjee.
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 Raj Bhavan”. A Raj Bhavan statement had on Tuesday said that “the talks between the governor and chief minister “were confidential in nature and none is expected to disclose it””.
On being questioned whether the TMC was demanding the governor’s removal, Chatterjee said, “If the governor does not express regret for the way he had spoken to the chief minister, we will have to take the tough stand.” Alleging that the governor had asked the chief minister to manage her party, he remarked, “This is unprecedented. How can he ask her to manage her party members. Has he become the BJP spokesperson? He is the constitutional head”.