Mamata Banerjee writes a nine page letter to the governor

News Desk: The war of words, tweets and letters between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar continues. The Chief Minister expressed her anger over the Governor’s letter to the state police chief regarding law and order in the state.

She wrote a nine page letter and reminded the governor that she is the elected representative of West Bengal people whereas he is an executive nominee of the President and requested him to act within the mandates of constitution.

In her letter she wrote “I was extremely upset, anguished and disillusioned on reading your captioned letter and the note addressed to the Director General of Police which was placed before me, as well as to see your Twitter post regarding the same.

As per Article 163, you are mandated to act as per the aid and advice of your Chief Minister and her Council of Ministers which is the essence of our democracy. I am thus writing to you to express my deep pain and anguish at the excessive and blatant attempt at usurpation of constitutional mandates and unwarranted excesses on your part.

I request, aid and advise you in the capacity of the Chief Minister of this state, to act within the mandates of the Constitution and refrain from acting on a political mandate, if any to destabilize a democratically elected government.

Refrain from surpassing the Chief Minister and her Council of Ministers and communicating with and dictating to State officials, in excess of your powers under the Constitution and directing them to attend before you”