Bengal Guv attacks Mamata Banerjee; says, democracy survives on rule of law, not on rule of ‘individual’

Bengal Guv attacks Mamata Banerjee; says, democracy survives on rule of law, not on rule of 'individual'

Kolkata: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took a dig at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that democracy survives on rule of law and not the rule of an ‘individual’.

He further said Mamata Banerjee, being the Chief Minister of the state, is mandated by the Constitution to sit for a dialogue with the Governor.

“Democracy survives on rule of law, not the rule of an individual. I hope she (West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee) looks into it. She is mandated by the constitution to sit for a dialogue with Governor”, said Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday. 

Dhankhar told reporters after paying his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary today.

According to the West Bengal Governor, in the state, democracy needs to be saved from violence. He also claimed that Mamata Banerjee never performed her constitutional duty to furnish information about the state to him.

“I have appealed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that democracy survives on dialogue. We have to ensure to save democracy from violence…The constitutional duty of CM is to give information to the Governor, but it has not been performed ever since I became Governor”, the Governor added.

On Thursday, Jagdeep Dhankar had sought information from the West Bengal Chief Minister on July 26 Pegasus notification, Pandemic Purchase Enquiry, Bengal Global Business Summit, Bengal Aerotropolis Project, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), MAA Canteen and State Finance Commission. 

first published:Jan. 30, 2022, 7:09 p.m.

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