Mamata Accuses Governor Of Threatening And Insulting Her

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| July 5 , 2017 , 11:48 IST

Mamata Banerjee has slammed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi accusing him of threatening and insulting her, prompting the Raj Bhavan to issue a denial and express surprise at her "attitude and language".

Backing Banerjee, senior state minister Subrata Mukherjee reprimanded Tripathi for "adopting a tone of hatred" during his telephonic talk with Banerjee and virtually challenged the governor to "do what he can.

In an official press release from the Raj Bhavan, the governor said he had not said anything to the chief minister which may be construed as objectionable. He did direct her to ensure peace, law and order in the state by all means.

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"I'm surprised at the attitude and language used by the chief minister. The talks were confidential in nature and no one is expected to disclose it. There was nothing in the talks for which CM may have felt threatened or humiliated," Governor Tripathi's statement read.

"He (the Governor) has threatened me. He has insulted me today. He cannot do that. I told him you cannot talk to me like this. I am an elected person. He is a nominated person," a furious Mamata told reporters.

"The governor took the state BJP's favour and insulted me. He's behaving like a block President of BJP," claimed Mamata.

"He talked big on law and order. I am not here at the mercy of anyone. The way he spoke to me, I once thought of leaving (the chair)," she said.