Digital Desk, Kolkata. Amid ongoing clashes between the West Bengal Secretariat and the Raj Bhavan, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has invited Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the Raj Bhavan for talks to end the constitutional stalemate and said she could visit at some point next week. However, no response has been received from the Chief Minister so far.
Dhankhar tweeted, “Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is requested to come to Raj Bhavan anytime next week for discussion. Let it be facilitated as non-response to flagged issues may lead to a constitutional stalemate which allows both of us to defer our oath.” Interestingly, the chief minister recently said that he had blocked the governor on Twitter.
Dhankhar also uploaded a letter to Mamata, in which she said that dialogue, discussion and discussion, especially among constitutional employees like the Chief Minister and the Governor, is crucial for democracy and an integral part of constitutional rule. All my sincere efforts in this direction unfortunately did not succeed in terms of your position. Such a scenario has the potential to create a constitutional stalemate, which does not allow both of us to postpone our oaths.
Matters that are legally flagged and have a constitutional obligation on your part under Article 167 of the Constitution have long had no response. There are also other areas of concern that require immediate consultation. Thus, I urge you to respond swiftly to all the issues raised so far and to visit the Raj Bhavan anytime next week to facilitate dialogue, ”said Dhankhar.