Goondaraj remark: Mamata minister dares Governor to sack govt
Mukherjee also said what the governor said was absolutely unconstitutional. "What he said was unbecoming of a governor. He singled out one stray incident and made a most disparaging remark. He was an IPS officer and he should know his limits. He should have called officials and asked for reports. He should not have gone to the press. Law and order of a state is something elected people look after. It is sending confusing signals to the people who might think that he is doing this because he was selected by the Congress. The governor is the constitutional head. Had he been elected by people like we had been, he would have stayed in a small house, not a bungalow,'' Mukherjee added.
Referring to the violence at Bhangar and the attack on former Left Front minister Abdur Rezzaq Mollah, Mukherjee said the CPM leader had also incited violence. "Every day Congress central ministers say there will be murders every week. If the governor wants we can send him reports.''
When Mukherjee's attention was drawn to the fact that former governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi too at times put the state government in the dock, the minister said. "Gandhi made the remark with respect to Nandigram where 14 people died in police firing. Has anything similar happened now?''
The Congress stood by what Narayanan said. "While the state is burning, what the governor said was absolutely right,'' Union minister of state for urban development Deepa Dasmunshi said.
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