Nothing in conversation for Bengal CM to feel threatened or humiliated: Raj Bhavan

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Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Hours after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of threatening and insulting her, the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday said there was nothing in the talks between them which might have led her to feel so.

Expressing surprise at the “attitude and language” used by the Chief Minister at a media meet, a Raj Bhavan press release said: “Talks between the Hon’ble Chief Minister and the Hon’ble Governor were confidential in nature and none are expected to disclose it.

“However, there was nothing in the talks for which the Hon’ble Chief Minister may have felt insulted, threatened or humiliated.”

According to the Raj Bhavan, Tripathi told Banerjee to “ensure peace and law and order by all means”.

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“The Hon’ble Governor always holds the persons, who occupy the Constitutional positions, in high esteem,” the release said, apparently countering Banerjee’s contention that despite holding a constitutional post, she had to face a barrage of insults.

The Raj Bhavan also stressed that the Governor, being the constitutional head of the state, cannot remain a mute spectator to the affairs in the state.

“The Hon’ble Governor, being the Head of the State, is the guardian of all the citizens of the State and not of any particular party or section of society.

“It is proper for the Hon’ble Governor to bring to the notice of the Hon’ble Chief Minister any serious grievance made by any member of public or any serious event happening in the state. The Hon’ble Governor cannot remain a mute spectator of the affairs in the state,” it added.

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