Mamata Banerjee Thanks PM Modi For Cooperation In Tackling Covid Crisis

Mamata Banerjee thanked PM for holding a number of discussions (with CMs) on Covid (File)

Kolkata:

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation in tackling the COVID-19 disaster in West Bengal however alleged that “a number of folks holding constitutional posts’ are disturbing the state authorities often.

Ms Banerjee was apparently concentrating on West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the state authorities over a number of points ever since taking workplace in July final yr.

Each the state and the central governments are elected our bodies and they need to work collectively, she mentioned throughout an internet programme the place the prime minister inaugurated new COVID-19 testing services in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

“I wish to thank the prime minister for holding a number of discussions (with chief ministers) on the COVID disaster. And to date, there was no non-cooperation from his finish. I need to thank him for that. However a number of folks, who’re holding constitutional posts, are often disturbing the state authorities. This isn’t acceptable,” Ms Banerjee mentioned with out naming anybody.

Reacting to Ms Banerjee’s touch upon Monday, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh mentioned the governor did the correct factor by stating the errors of the state authorities.

“The way in which the governor has been insulted by ministers of the TMC authorities is unprecedented,” he mentioned.

The face-off between the West Bengal authorities and the Raj Bhavan had escalated through the COVID-19 pandemic, with Ms Banerjee accusing Dhankhar of repeatedly interfering within the functioning of the state administration, and the latter asserting {that a} state can’t be ruled as somebody’s “private fiefdom”.

Expressing concern over the alleged deterioration of regulation and order in West Bengal, Dhankhar had final week mentioned the state police weren’t functioning based on guidelines and urged the chief minister to search out time and work together with him on the matter.

On July 16, after the governor mentioned that the schooling system in West Bengal is “politically caged”, Ms Banerjee alleged that the governor was appearing “extra dangerously” than a BJP mouthpiece and that does not go well with somebody holding a constitutional publish.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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