West Bengal Governor denies any conflict with state government

Kolkata, Jan. 12 (ANI): West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayanan on Saturday denied any conflict of opinion with the state government over the recent incidents of violence between ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and opposition Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) activists.

While reacting over the incidents, Narayanan had earlier said that such acts of violence should not be tolerated and action should be taken against responsible people impartially.

Taking exception to an uncalled for comment made by Public Health Engineering, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee against Narayanan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed that ministers Partha Chatterjee and Firhad Hakim would henceforth be the spokesmen for the state government.

Mukherjee had taken umbrage to Narayanan's comment that 'goondaism' was prevailing in the state, and controversially said: "Trinamool has shown the yellow card. And, if the time comes, we will show him (Narayanan) the red card."

While asked whether any conflict of opinion between the Governor and elected members of the government, Narayanan said: "No, not at all, I am glad for what I said as a governor. There is no any conflict."

TMC activists had attacked a procession of the CPI-M on January 8, injuring more than 10 people.

The CPI-M had taken out the procession to condemn an attack on its legislator Abdur Rezzak Mollah, allegedly by supporters of TMC leader Arabul Islam on January 07, in 24 Parganas district.

After the incident, the Governor had said that it is the responsibility of the administration to ensure that law and order is maintained and action should be taken against whoever is responsible. (ANI)


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