West Bengal: LoP Suvendu Adhikari slams CM Mamata Banerjee for not responding to Governor Jaydeep Dhankar at Red Road during Republic Day celebration

News Desk: Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday slammed chief minister Mamata Banerjee over maintaining distance with governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during Republic Day celebration at Red Road. He even called her arrogant for walking away without responding to the governor when the latter was greeting her.

He also alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not invite him for the Republic Day celebrations because he defeated her at Nandigram. “The West Bengal Chief Minister has ended the culture of Bengal today. She did not invite the Leader of Opposition today for the Republic Day celebration. I defeated her, so she is not recognising me. The situation of West Bengal is in danger today. As the Central government took a decision for Jammu and Kashmir, same is required in Bengal. No democracy is left in the state” he said.

Earlier today, after hoisting the National Flag in Nandigram, he tweeted “At the Republic Day celebratory event in Nandigram. Proud to hoist the National Flag. One doesn’t need any “invitation” to do it. Also distributed CCTVs & loudspeakers for installation in Temples situated within Nandigram constituency area and gifted mridangas to Kirtanias”

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, expressing concern over the non-participation of District Magistrates (DMs) from West Bengal in the virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, Adhikari said that he has written to the Prime Minister on the matter. It is important to note that even in May 2021, the West Bengal DMs had skipped the meeting with PM Modi.

He slammed the Mamata Banerjee led state government for non-participation, and said, “For how long, would the ruling party of WB, keep on misleading the people, by blaming the Centre for deprivation’ It’s been going on for almost half a century. This time it seems like, we ourselves are not willing to hold the hand that’s being offered to us. This can’t go on”.