West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee has complained to his Lok Sabha counterpart Om Birla about Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s “excessive interference” in parliamentary democracy and House functioning.
During the virtual All India Speakers’ Conference on Tuesday, Banerjee complained to Birla about Dhankhar.
“I informed the Lok Sabha speaker about Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s excessive interference in parliamentary democracy and Assembly functioning.”
“Despite being passed by the Assembly, several bills remain unsigned by the governor.” This is unprecedented in West Bengal’s parliamentary democracy’s history. Such an occurrence has never occurred before,” Banerjee told PTI.
Dhankhar, who has a strained relationship with the TMC government, has yet to comment on the news.
“We’ve been saying for a long time that the current governor is acting as a mouthpiece for a particular political party.” He not only interferes with the functioning of the state, but he also maligns the West Bengal government,” senior TMC leader and MLA Tapas Roy said.
The West Bengal unit of the BJP, on the other hand, came out in support of the governor, claiming that he had exposed the truth.
“The TMC is enraged at the governor for exposing the state’s lawlessness.” There had been previous complaints against him, but all of them were unfounded, according to BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh.
Since Dhankhar took office in July 2019, the TMC government and he have had a fractious relationship.