Bengal CM should withdraw her statement on the PM: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday urged the chief minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her statement on not allowing the PM Narendra Modi to touch roads of West Bengal. Dhankhar felt that the points of conflict between the center and the state should be removed now.
“The prime minister was in the city on January 11,12 of the month. I was shocked to listen to the statements from the chief minister after the millennium park programme was over. The government never contradicted the statements. She said that the PM cannot touch upon the road in the state. How can a chief minister say that. I take strong objection as that is unconstitutional and reflects acts of impropriety. I request her to withdraw it forthwith,” the governor said while addressing mediapersons after a programme at the Raj Bhavan.
Touching upon the issues of conflict of the state government with the governor, Dhankhar said, “I am not a sycophant of the government or a rubber stamp or post office. I will act according to the Constitution and sensibly. I can bow down but not surrender, I can request but not show my weakness.”
He said that he is willing to start a discussion with the state government to iron out rough edges. “I am trying to end any logjam (between Center and the state) I will not chart out future course of action based on what happened yesterday. My purpose is we must be on the same page. I took every effort to open a dialogue.”

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