Bengal Governor: Because of the uproar, Mr. Dhankhar’s address was cut short barely five minutes in, and was accompanied to his car by Biman Banerjee
Bengal Governor: Because of the uproar, Mr. Dhankhar’s address was cut short barely five minutes in, and was accompanied to his car by Biman Banerjee. On Friday afternoon, chaos erupted in the Bengal Assembly as governor Jagdeep Dhankhar began his speech – the inaugural address of the current Bengal Assembly session.
Opposition BJP MLAs carried posters and yelled protests allegedly about post-election violence. Still, insiders claimed this was part of their plot to ensure the governor didn’t have to read his entire address. Mr. Dhankhar was compelled to halt his speechless than ten minutes and was escorted to his vehicle by Speaker Biman Banerjee. At 3.30 p.m., the Assembly will reconvene.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should be at odds for the majority of his three years in office. They have clashed over various topics, including (most recently) phony Covid vaccination sites, a 1996 hawala fraud, and rioting following the Trinamool’s election victory.
This rivalry extended to the subject of Mr. Dhankhar’s speech today, with Trinamool leaders fearing he might stray from the script provided to him by the state administration to launch yet another assault. It was argued that such a departure would elicit objections from the ruling party.
Meanwhile, BJP officials were bracing for such a scenario, anticipating Mr. Dhankhar to resume his assaults on Ms. Banerjee and the state’s law and order situation.
They could protest if he didn’t mention it, it was suggested. According to the news agency PTI, Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari stated that they were obliged to protest since there was no mention of post-election violence in the copy distributed to MLAs. The governor is not needed to read everything written by the administration in their draught. “Will I read anything they write in the unconstitutional address?
Each address must adhere to constitutional limitations and boundaries, “Mr. Dhankhar said on Monday. Yesterday, the Trinamool alleged ties between Mr. Dhankhar and the organizers of bogus vaccination camps in Kolkata, which the BJP has connected to the ruling party.