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Nw: After folded-fingers assembly with Mamata, Bengal Guv Dhankhar reads speech in assembly

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No longer like acrimonious comments made on one one other in contemporary times, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a folded-fingers assembly on Monday to succeed in an agreement to avert “a constitutional disaster” within the deliver legislative assembly.

Governor Dhankhar used to be leaving the house without reading his address to West Bengal Legislative Assembly amid ruckus as the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) members shouted slogans within the house.

The deliver assembly witnessed chaotic scenes with the MLAs belonging to the BJP elevating slogans for the length of Governor Dhankhar’s address and the ruling Trinamool Congress members blockading his methodology to exit.

The BJP members alleged rigging and violence within the no longer too prolonged within the past concluded civic polls in West Bengal. The TMC countered the BJP’s allegations.

Amid pandemonium, Governor Dhankhar determined to leave the house without handing over his speech. CM Mamata Banerjee, who is additionally the chairperson of the TMC, reached out to Governor Dhankhar asking for him to carry his speech.

Mamata Banerjee and Jagdeep Dhankhar had been photographed greeting every other with folded fingers.


Earlier, Governor Dhankhar had refused to commence his address to the house as the BJP members shouted slogans, displayed placards and posters as they alleged violence in Bengal civic polls, which they claimed used to be rigged by the TMC workers.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar talks with Assembly Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay, as he’s unable to launch his inaugural address as a consequence of a speak staged by BJP MLAs over the alleged violence for the length of contemporary civic polls. (Photograph: PTI)

When Governor Dhankhar tried to leave the house without handing over his address, Trinamool Congress members attempted to halt him from leaving the house. They surrounded his seat obstructing his methodology to exit. Loads of girls MLAs belonging to the TMC had been share of the legislators who attempted to dam his methodology to exit.

The impasse continued for about an hour before Mamata Banerjee and Jagdeep Dhankhar met with their fingers folded. Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee too urged Governor Dhankhar to address the house.

The impasse used to be resolved and Governor Dhankhar read the critical and last sentences of his speech. Then he left the house.


Mamata Banerjee called the ruckus within the assembly “unheard of” that used to be a “planned strive” geared in opposition to increasing a constitutional disaster. “For the explanation that governor used to be leaving the house without reading the address, it would have created a constitutional disaster,” acknowledged Mamata Banerjee.

Our ladies and boysrequested him persistently to read it. Then he [Governor Dhankhar] urged me to persuade each person to gain their seats, which I did and he read his speech,” Mamata Banerjee used to be quoted as announcing.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee interacts with the media on the head of the critical day of the Funds session, in Kolkata, Monday, March 7, 2022. (Photograph: PTI )

Later, Mamata Banerjee visited the Raj Bhawan to fulfill Jagdeep Dhankhar and thanked him for preserving off a constitutional disaster. “What the BJP has carried out on the present time within the Assembly used to be a disgrace on democracy,” she acknowledged.


On the opposite hand, Chief of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari disregarded Mamata Banerjee’s charge on the BJP of disrespecting the office of governor and “insulting democracy”. He acknowledged the BJP revered the office of the governor but the address used to be written by CM Mamata Banerjee.

The BJP members had been protesting in opposition to the manager minister and her authorities, acknowledged Adhikari, who used to be a minister within the previous Mamata Banerjee authorities before switching over the BJP sooner than West Bengal Assembly election in 2021. Within the polls, Adhikari defeated Banerjee on Nandigram seat.

Adhikari alleged that the TMC members heckled Governor Dhankhar on a whole lot of situations for the length of the court cases within the assembly when he tried to leave the house.

READ: Mamata hits out at Bengal Guv Dhankhar again, alleges non-clearance of files

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