West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

In the wake of intensifying clashes between Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, the latter on Wednesday termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s remark in Goa as “hurtful and not in sync with constitutional norms or fact scenario.”

Mamata Banerjee’s words during her recent visit to Goa evoked a harsh response from Dhankar as he criticized the West Bengal Chief Minister in a series of Tweets.

“Your stance…while being on a political trip to Goa is hurtful and not in sync with constitutional norms or fact scenario. Seek to engage with you on this count as we both constitutional functionaries must act in harmony to serve people in dire need,” Dhankar tweeted.

“Functionaries of TMC and Ministers have publicly used most foul vituperative language defaming and insulting Governor. Undeterred by these would continue to earnestly work to secure governance as per constitution and law. Present scenario alarmingly worrisome,” reads another tweet.

Dhankar shared a video clip on Twitter in which Mamata Banerjee can be heard saying in a speech “a king lives in Raj Bhawan (Raj Bhawan me ek Raja Bethta hai), who talks like he is the national president of BJP”.

Sharing the video, Dhankar wrote “Stunned by Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Raj Bhawan me ek Raja Bethta hai’ stance, while on a political visit to Goa- an unexpected act of impropriety. On December 16 urged CM for interaction as constitutional functionaries must act in harmony to serve people. No response-why no dialogue and deliberation!”

Since quite a while, Dhankhar and Banerjee have been at loggerheads over various issues ranging from the signing of bills passed by the state assembly to appointments in state-run universities.

On Sunday, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, in a sarcastic remark, had taunted state education minister Bratya Basu to make chief minister Mamata Banerjee also the governor of the state in his plan to bring the TMC supremo to head the universities.

This was days after Basu threatened to replace Dhankhar with Mamata Banerjee as the Chancellor of all the universities in the state for his alleged nosiness in the matters of the education department.

Recently, the two have been engaged in a brawl over alleged violence and violation of election norms in Kolkata civic assembly polls and deployment of central police forces in the upcoming civic polls in different districts of the state.

With inputs from ANI.