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Mamata Banerjee calls Bengal Governor a ‘corrupt man’, accuses him in 1996 Jain Hawala case

Mamata Banerjee called Bengal Governor a “corrupt man” and also accused him of being in the chargesheet of the Jain Hawala case. She also said that she had written multiple letters to the Centre, seeking his removal.

Kolkata, June 29, 2021: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee questioned the purpose recent visit of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of North Bengal and called him a “corrupt man”, alleging that a conspiracy was being hatched to divide the northern part of the state.

Bengal Governor is a corrupt man: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee called Bengal Governor a “corrupt man” and also accused him of being in the chargesheet of the Jain Hawala case. She also said that she had written multiple letters to the Centre, seeking his removal.

“He is a corrupt man. He was named in the chargesheet in the 1996 Hawala Jain case. Why has the central government allowed a governor like this to continue?” Mamata told reporters at the state secretariat.

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Mamata calls Dhankhar corrupt man, Governor hits back

The hot and cold relationship between Mamata Banerjee and Bengal Governor is no more a secret. Now, the CM branded him a “corrupt man.” She even accused him in the 1996 Jain Hawala case.

 “If the central government has no information that the governor was named in the chargesheet, I am telling them now. They should find it out,” she said without elaborating.

The CM said Dhankhar’s visit to North Bengal was a political stunt as he only met MLAs and MPs of the BJP. “Why did he suddenly tour North Bengal? I can sense a conspiracy to divide North Bengal.”

To this Governor said, “Mamata Banerjee’s allegations are very serious in nature. I never expected a leader of her stature to create sensation and engage in misinformation. No one has been convicted in hawala case. Which chargesheet? Where is governor’s name? Your governor has not been chargesheeted. There is no document. This is plain misinformation. I have taken no money in hawala case.”

Mamata wants Governor removed

Mamata claimed that the governor had even asked people to organise demonstrations in the state.

“I don’t think that is the job of a governor. I have not seen such a governor in my life. But, as per the Constitution, I will continue to meet him, talk to him and follow the courtesies till he is here.

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“I have written thrice to the Centre asking for Dhankhar’s removal; the union government must consider this,” she said.

Mamata also alleged that Dhankhar was trying to dictate an elected government and decide on transfers of officials.

Hitting out at the Centre, the Trinamool Congress supremo said it was trying to disturb the functioning of the West Bengal government by “sending the governor to places”, and despatching officials of the National Human Rights Commission and the Tribal and Minority Commission to the state.

She wondered why the BJP-led central governent was not taking any action against the dispensation in Uttar Pradesh, where several dead bodies were recently found floating in river Ganga.

“They (the BJP) are unable to digest defeat (in West Bengal)… Every day, they are sending members of commissions to disturb our people,” Mamata said.

With PTI inputs 

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