West Bengal Governor Asks Speaker To Abide By Constitutional Norms

West Bengal Governor Asks Speaker To Abide By Constitutional Norms

West Bengal Governor Asks Speaker To Abide By Constitutional Norms

“I might urge you (speaker) to have interaction in soul-searching,” Jagdeep Dhankhar mentioned.


West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday urged Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee to stick to constitutional norms, claiming that plenty of impproprieties befell on the August House, hurting the dignity of the primary citizen of the state.

Mr Dhankhar, in a letter to Mr Banerjee, listed events the place he claimed that there was lack of propriety and warning on the a part of the workplace of the speaker in “reflecting on the workplace” the governor held.

The governor, who shared the letter on his Twitter deal with, additional claimed that the speaker had on September 6 made public his reply to a correspondence by Mr Dhankhar.

“As Hon’ble Speaker WBLA put in public area his Sept 6 communication responding to my Aug 24 communication, even earlier than the identical might be acquired at my finish, I discover it expedient to place the report straight by the use of response hooked up (sic) ,” he tweeted.

The governor, in Wednesday’s letter, referred to his addresses to the House being allegedly blacked out in February, 2020 and July 2021 and the Assembly gate being locked throughout his go to in December, 2019 regardless of prior intimation from his workplace, amongst different such points.

“I might urge you (speaker) to have interaction in soul-searching, imagine in constitutional essence and spirit and dictate the actions and conduct duly conscious of constitutional prescriptions and propriety demanded by the workplace you maintain (sic),” Mr Dhankhar wrote.

“In the curiosity of the state and the welfare of the folks, it’s the obligation of all, significantly these in excessive positions, to set requirements and keep away from such sort of unseemly spectacle in public area that lowers the dignity of parliamentary democracy as additionally the workplace we respectively maintain,” he mentioned.

Mr Banerjee had in June to his Lok Sabha counterpart Om Birla concerning the “extreme interference” of Mr Dhankhar in issues associated to parliamentary democracy and functioning of the House.

In reply, the governor, who shares a strained relationship with the Mamata Banerjee authorities, had said that “nothing might be extra unlucky and distanced from actuality”.

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