Disturbed By Tweets, Mamata Banerjee Blocks Bengal Governor On Twitter

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blocked governor Jagdeep Dhankhar from Twitter. The governor had tweeted that the state has become a gas chamber for democracy. 

Mamata Banerjee in a news conference said, “I apologise for it in advance. He (Jagdeep Dhankhar) tweets something every day abusing me or my officers. Unconstitutional, unethical things, he says. He instructs and advises. Elected government has become bonded labour. That’s why I have blocked him from my Twitter account. I was getting irritated every day.”

This action taken by her appears to be response of recent tweet made by the governor. In a recent tweet the governor had said that he cannot see the current situation of the state. As per NDTV reports he tweeted, “I cannot see the hallowed land of Bengal getting blood drenched (in violence) and becoming a laboratory for trampling of human rights. People are saying that the state is turning into a gas chamber of democracy.”

“There is no rule of law in Bengal. Only the ruler rules here. It is my responsibility to protect the Constitution,” he said at an event, adding that no amount of “insults” will deter him from performing his “duties”.

Mamata Banerjee also said that the governor had threatened the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police on several occasions.

She said she has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times, seeking the removal of Dhankhar. “However, no action has been taken so far,” the Chief Minister said.

Amid this move by Mamata Banerjee Dhankar has come up with a response. Taking to twitter he tweeted, “Guv WB : Mandated under Article 159 of the Constitution to ensure none in the state “blocks” Constitutional Norms and Rules of Law and those in authority “bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India”

Last week, the governor, after paying floral tributes at the statue of BR Ambedkar on the assembly premises, had described the political condition in Bengal as “horrible and frightening”.

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