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West Bengal government working at snail's place: Governor Dhankhar

The governor said he cannot be blamed for delay in giving assent to bills
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asserted that he will work in accordance to the Constitution

PTI   |   Kolkata   |   Published 10.12.19, 12:58 PM

The West Bengal government is working at a 'snail's pace', said state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday even as the relation between the him and the Trinamul Congress government hit a new low.

The state government is not answering queries on pending bills on time, he alleged.

Dhankhar asserted that he will work in accordance to the Constitution and that he cannot be blamed for the delay in giving his assent to the bills.

'I will work as per the Constitution of the country. It is not my fault if the government moves at snail's pace in answering the queries. By blaming me, they can't evade their responsibility,' Dhankhar told reporters.

The discontent in the Trinamul over Dhankhar for allegedly 'withholding' his nod to several bills echoed in the Assembly on Tuesday with the party MLAs staging a protest.

The TMC lawmakers slammed Dhankhar over the delay in clearing the bills and demanded his removal.

Speaker Biman Banerjee had last week adjourned the House for two days as bills slated to be placed in it were yet to get his nod.

Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government over a number of issues since assuming charge as the governor.

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