Bengal Governor refuses to comment on Trinamool’s allegation

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Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Tuesday refused to comment on the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress’ allegations that he was trying to bypass the state government in administrative matters.

“I am not here to answer these questions. I am here to enjoy books,” Tripathi, who was present in a book launch in Kolkata Book Fair, told the reporters.

Earlier in the day, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien had given a notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss the alleged overreach of West Bengal Governor in trying to bypass the state government in administrative matters.

The party claimed that the Additional Chief Secretary to Tripathi wrote a letter to the Malda Divisional Commissioner on January 31 and accused the Governor of violating the federal structure by trying to meet the state officials bypassing the state government.

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–IANS

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