Mamata Banerjee thanks PM Modi for cooperation in tackling Covid crisis
KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation in tackling the Covid-19 crisis in West Bengal, but alleged that "a few people holding constitutional posts" are disturbing the state go nment regularly.
Mamata Banerjee was apparently targeting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the state go nment over a host of issues ever since taking office in July last year.
Both the state and the central go nments are elected bodies and they should work together, she said during an online programme where the prime minister inaugurated new Covid-19 testing facilities in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
"I would like to thank the prime minister for holding several discussions (with chief ministers) on the Covid crisis. And so far, there has been no non-cooperation from his end. I want to thank him for that. But a few people, who are holding constitutional posts, are regularly disturbing the state go nment. This is not acceptable," Banerjee said without naming anyone.
Reacting to Banerjee's comment on Monday, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the governor did the right thing by pointing out the mistakes of the state go nment.
"The way the governor has been insulted by ministers of the TMC go nment is unprecedented," he said.
The face-off between the West Bengal go nment and the Raj Bhavan had escalated during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Banerjee accusing Dhankhar of repeatedly interfering in the functioning of the state administration, and the latter asserting that a state cannot be governed as someone's "personal fiefdom".
Expressing concern over the alleged deterioration of law and order in West Bengal, Dhankhar had last week said the state police were not functioning according to rules and urged the chief minister to find time and interact with him on the matter.
On July 16, after the governor said that the education system in West Bengal is "politically caged", Banerjee alleged that the governor was acting "more dangerously" than a BJP mouthpiece and that doesn't suit someone holding a constitutional post.
Do not ever trust this lady. she is facing imminent defeat at the polls, so changing colors. Danger lady.
Defeat? Well only in your dreams
Let us welcome the change of heart and hope that she will now cooperate with central go nment in the larger interest of people of Bengal
What happened to Didi?!
Sensing defeat in the coming elections i guess.... that is why the change in attitude.
Praise from Didi is praise indeed, even if given grudgingly.
If PM Modi declare that BJP would not contest in WB,Mamta may recommend his name for Noble peace prize
You are not going to be around next year no matter how much you try and change your colours to appease Modiji.
this lady said outsiders are responsible for all things in state. now, she needs help from outsiders ?
krishna sai nelluri
nice direction by Prashant Kishore. people don't fall into her sweet words.
One day she blasts Modi and second day thanks PM Modi for co operation .it is always states which should co operate with the central govt . Kejriwal now has stopped criticizing bjp govt and now things are much smoother but mamata is hot and cold.
Wait ... This is a trap !
Very doon .. will come some filthy abuses ... and pushing the buck on to the PM .. for her failure to tackle the Covid crisis !
Even didi managed to get help/support from center.
Now stop misbehaving with Honble PM and reciprocally cooperate with Govt but problem is that no one trust Your Govt.
this witch hates modi, but what is this?
Mamta and Modi is good pair to change the communal history and poverty. Both are selfless servants of the country.
all likelyhood things are out of control in Bengal. she is trying to redirect public anger to modi
Is shows a matured political vision.
Covid can be fought only jointly by the centre and states --
All the opposition parties except Rahul Gandhi working very well with MODI inrespect of the covid 19 fire fighting.
India's go nment has failed it's people. Treating the poor like dirt, sl ves with absolutely no rights. The Apartheid system of caste is inhuman, disgusting! No wonder the deaths from Covid-19 are so high!
People love Mamta by heart. What not BJP has done, yet never succeeded .