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Mamata Demands WB Governor's Recall, Congress Supports TMC, State Unit Differs

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| July 6 , 2017 , 13:09 IST

The Congress party has ended up on a two-way street after the Congress came out supporting the TMC on Mamta Banerjee’s demand to recall the Governor of West Bengal while the party’s state chief came out defending the governor.

Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said in a media briefing, “This Governor should be recalled. He should be sacked. No Governor has the right to reprimand an elected Chief Minister.” While on the other hand, state chief of INC, Adhir Rajan Chowdhury said he had no valid reason to demand his recall saying the Governor is a thorough gentleman and affordable person.

This came a day after the TMC chief Mamata Banerjee alleged that West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had ‘threatened and humiliated’ her.

The Congress president of West Bengal met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a meeting scheduled to discuss the Darjeeling violence and Basirhat communal clash.

The Congress president said, “Whenever I have been to him, the Governor has behaved very well. He is a thorough gentleman. We do not know why she (Mamata) is peeved. We want to know. Then we will also protest.”

There were buzzes in the morning that Congress may come out in support of Mamata Banerjee launched a frontal attack on the West Bengal Governor, KN Tripathi. The dispute between the Chief Minister and Governor started as communal clashes broke out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district over an ‘objectionable’ Facebook post on July 4.

Chowdhury has been critical of the TMC chief’s government opposing all her actions. The central and state units of INC also haven’t been on the same page lately. Here again, the state unit has differed from its high-command defending the West Bengal Governor.