Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met on Wednesday amid the ongoing tension between the Raj Bhavan and the state government. According to reports, several topics related to the state were discussed for an hour.
The governor said in a tweet that the meeting took place without the presence of allies.
His Twitter handle tweeted, “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan today. Both talked for an hour without allies.” According to sources, both discussed the resolution passed by the state assembly for the formation of the Legislative Council. The West Bengal Assembly had last week passed a resolution supporting the report of a committee. The report advocated the formation of a Legislative Council despite strong opposition from the BJP.
Hon’ble Chief Minister @MamataOfficial called on Hon’ble Governor Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan today.
The two had an hour long interaction without aides. pic.twitter.com/d1JdcbPZSw
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) July 14, 2021
An official said, “Many topics related to the state were discussed in the meeting. The meeting took place in a very cordial atmosphere.” The meeting took place during the escalating tension between Dhankhar and Mamta. The Chief Minister had said in the past that she has written letters to the Center thrice requesting her to recall the Governor.
It is being told that this meeting took place on the afternoon of the previous day. According to reports, Mamta left the state secretariat Navan at 3.30 pm and reached Raj Bhavan where the Governor welcomed her with a bouquet. At the same time, Sudesh Dhankhar, the wife of the governor and the first lady of the state, was also present. It is being hoped from this meeting that perhaps now the rift and confrontation between the Governor and Mamta will end. The issues related to the state have been discussed in the meeting, it is certain, but on which issues it is not clear at all. However, after the assembly session, this meeting of Mamta and the Governor is being considered politically very important.
Read this also.
Nandigram election results: HC issues notice to Shubhendu Adhikari on Mamata Banerjee’s plea, also gave these instructions to EC
Bengal CID searched near Shubhendu Adhikari’s house, investigation intensified into security guard’s death