His party wants Governor recall, Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury differs

Congress state chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told The Indian Express that his personal view was that it was “utterly unbecoming” of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to go public with their “bickering”.

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 7:40 am
mamata banerjee, Keshari Nath Tripathi, congress Keshari Nath Tripathi, west bengal congress, adhir ranjan chowdhury on bengal governor, india news “We are still in the dark on what exactly transpired between them…. We want to know what kind of humiliation, what kind of language was used by the governor,” Chowdhury said.

The Congress central leadership and its Bengal unit took divergent stands on Mamata Banerjee’s allegation that West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had threatened and insulted her over the phone. The Congress in Delhi demanded that Tripathi be sacked as Governor and it echoed the Bengal CM’s allegations. But in West Bengal, Congress state chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said he had no “valid reason” to demand Tripathi’s recall and said he had found the governor to be a “thorough gentleman and affable person”.

The compulsion of keeping the Opposition united before the Presidential election is uppermost on the Congress’s mind in New Delhi, but it seems to have let the state unit take a different line for local political necessities. “It is wrong on the part of the Governor to threaten an elected CM. He should be recalled…. He should be sacked. No Governor has the right to reprimand any elected Chief Minister. That is not the scheme of our Constitution,” Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said at an AICC briefing.

Chowdhury, on the other hand, told The Indian Express that his personal view was that it was “utterly unbecoming” of the Chief Minister and the governor to go public with their “bickering”. “Both hold constitutional posts. There may be dispute or argument between them, but to express displeasure in the full public glare should not be done…. He said there is a competent forum and authority to whom he or she can lodge their protest,” he said.

“We are still in the dark on what exactly transpired between them…. We want to know what kind of humiliation, what kind of language was used by the governor,” Chowdhury said. He said that on more than one occasion “I have met the Governor. Mamata Banerjee never gave consent to meet us. Whenever the Opposition sought appointments with her, she declined…. So we were forced to meet the Governor on more than one occasion. And my observation is that the Governor is a thorough gentleman, thorougly affable person…. It is my personal observation,” he said.

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    namma urru
    Jul 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    Street dramatist is Mamata. When you then compare her performance metrics versus CMs like Fadnavis, Yogi, Chauhan etc, this misfit CM has been over promoted for sure.
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      Sankaran Krishnan
      Jul 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm
      When the top leadership of the Congress Party do not know what is happening and now their intelligence got exposed and it seems they are brain drained or else it is in their DNA, the Local Congress Chief statement is an matured one because having met the Governor he knows the behaviour of the Governor and in his own words till now Mamta had not given her consent to meet her as CM shows the stupidity level of Bengal CM. We all knew how she behaved as Railway Minister and as CM during UPA regime at the Centre and the entire fault is with her due to her arrogance and hope the coming election will teach her a lesson for her lifetime !!!
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        CHANCHAL MAJUMDAR
        Jul 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm
        FREE POINING SEEMS BLOCKED !THE STUDENT WHO COMMENTED (IF AT ALL HE DID IT) GIVES RIGHT TO VANDAL TO START VANDALISM? MANY BAD COMMENTS WE SE AGAINST HINDUS HINDUS TOO WILL JUMP INTO VANDALISM? ITS ONE SIDED VANDALISM ENCOURAGED!
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          murty
          Jul 6, 2017 at 9:47 am
          Congress a gone case party.it is opposing bjp blindly.
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            Neelakantan Chandrasekaran
            Jul 6, 2017 at 9:27 am
            Oh No A Congress leader speaks truth and honestly Am sure he will be reprimanded soon !
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              Antony
              Jul 6, 2017 at 9:21 am
              This is a really bad trend. If an innocent boy puts an image of Mohammed on FB then the Muslims can complain and police can take action. How can the the Muslims take law in their hand attack the boys house, put everyone under terror, and spread terror in a Hindu country against Hindus? If Muslims can paint bad pictures of goddess that is art. But an FB post and Muslims torch vehicles houses police station has to stop. Enough of Islamic terrorism.
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                module
                Jul 6, 2017 at 8:51 am
                BJP really has become a very crazy party in India. Everywhere they are indulging and violating, just to capture power. Gradually people are understanding and in next general election, it will be cleared.
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                  Antony
                  Jul 6, 2017 at 9:22 am
                  This is a really bad trend. If an innocent boy puts an image of Mohammed on FB then the Muslims can complain and police can take action. How can the the Muslims take law in their hand attack the boys house, put everyone under terror, and spread terror in a Hindu country against Hindus? If Muslims can paint bad pictures of goddess that is art. But an FB post and Muslims torch vehicles houses police station has to stop. Enough of Islamic terrorism. Enough of atrocities against Hindus by Muslims.
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                    Rahul
                    Jul 6, 2017 at 9:49 am
                    Dream on...there is not GST on it!
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                    indian
                    Jul 6, 2017 at 7:55 am
                    Shows the hollowness of the Congress party's central leadership
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