Kolkata, Nov 19: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has dismissed the charges by Trinamool Congress government and said that he is not running a parallel government in the state .
“Some kind of statement has been made, that I’m running a parallel govt in state. If I was running a parallel govt, then from the airport to circuit house, I have seen huge cutouts of CM, the cutouts would have been mine. I dismiss the charge,” he said.
Dhankhar’s statement came after a TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy attacked him in the Rajya Sabha, blaming him for running a parallel government in the state, and asking him to join politics by quitting the Raj Bhavan.
“Don’t become a ‘Rajneetipal’ when you are a ‘Rajyapal’ (governor)… Governors are being appointed as agents of the Central government,” Roy said in his speech.
Dhankar also said that the chief secretary has not called on him for 50 days and added that he is still waiting for the Chief Minister to brief him on cyclone Bulbul.
“The Chief Secretary of the state has not found time to call on the Governor for 50 days now… Honourable Chief Minister, under the Constitution, is required to brief the Governor on important developments in the state. And we have had several important developments. Surely, Bulbul is one. I am waiting for the Chief Minister to find time to brief the Governor on these,” he said.