Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is in discussion due to the often strained relationship with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, has accused him of making false statements about the meeting with the PM. Mamta Banerjee’s story of getting out of PM Narendra Modi’s meeting early has been termed as wrong. The governor tweeted on Tuesday and claimed that Mamata Banerjee had messaged him a day before the meeting on Friday. About this meeting, Mamta had indicated that if Shubhendu Adhikari is called in the meeting then she can boycott.
The governor wrote, ‘I am now keeping a direct record, being forced by false statements. On May 27, at 1115 hours, Mamta Banerjee messaged me whether I can talk. This is an agent. He then indicated on the phone that he and his officials could buy a meeting of PM Narendra Modi if Leader of Opposition Shubhendu Adhikari was also invited. In this way, ego was preferred over public service. Let us know that on Friday last week, PM Narendra Modi was visiting West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the damage caused by the Yas cyclone.
Mamta and Chief Secretary waited for PM Modi
On reaching Bengal, PM Modi first conducted an aerial survey and then reached Kalai Kunda for a review meeting. CM Mamata Banerjee and the Chief Secretary of State arrived here 30 minutes late. Not only this, Mamta Banerjee stayed for a while and left PM Narendra Modi after reporting the damage caused by the cyclone. His attitude was sharply criticized and BJP termed it against the federal system. Not only this, CM Mamta Banerjee also wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi. In that too, he objected to inviting Shubhendu Adhikari.
Constrained by false narrative to put record straight: On May 27 at 2316 hrs CM @MamataOfficial messaged “may i talk? urgent ”.
Ego prevailed over public service
– Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@ jdhankhar1) May 31, 2021
Mamta had expressed her objection to Shubhendu in the letter to PM
Mamta Banerjee wrote, ‘I want to tell you something. The structure of the PM and CM meeting was changed on your behalf. You invited the local MLA of your party, whereas I am of the opinion that there was no need for him in the PM and CM meetings. You invited the Governor and some Union Ministers, to which I did not object. But to invite the MLA who has no relation to this issue, I did not accept it. ‘ Mamta Banerjee wrote a 5-page letter to PM Modi opposing the transfer of Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who was the chief secretary of the state, in which he objected to Shubhendu.