TMC hits back at Bengal Governor for surveillance allegations on Mamata government
The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) has hit back at West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar for alleging that the Raj Bhavan has been placed under surveillance. Kalyan Banerjee, TMC MP attacked the Governor and said, "The tweets that the Governor has been posting since yesterday have proved that he is half-educated, uncultured and influenced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). His only job is to do politics and nothing else. It was proved that the Governor is a big actor when he kept an empty chair for the Chief Minister and showed it to the people". The MP was referring to the Governor's Tweet on Saturday where he said, "The vacant seat meant for CM @MamataOfficial at celebration of Independence Day at Raj Bhawan speaks volumes -has created unwholesome situation that is not in sync with rich culture and ethos of WB. There is just no rationale for this unbecoming stance".
Absence of CM and officials @MamataOfficial on occasion of Independence Day celebration at Raj Bhawan has like many startled and stunned me. We need to rise to occasion as respect to freedom fighters who gave their all to secure for us freedom and democracy. Iam at loss of words. pic.twitter.com/fAUByqxTp7— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) August 15, 2020
Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Jagdeep Dhankar had said that there has never been a state where the chief minister did not attend the Independence Day celebrations even after being invited by the governor. The Serampore MP further said, "The CM spoke to him till 12.30 pm on Sunday but he will not understand its importance. This is perhaps because his brain is sold to BJP's Amit Shah. He is a pet servant of the BJP".