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West Bengal: CM terms Governor “Corrupt Man”; Governor calls it an Attempt “To Create Sensation”

While the WB CM battles for upper hand in the legal fight in Calcutta High Court against centre, the Governor of WB, Jagdeep Dhankar, rebuked CM for calling him a "corrupt man" and clarified that there was no evidence against him in the Hawala Jain Case of 1996. Mamata Banerjee, on Monday, June 28, termed WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar a corrupt man who was chargesheeted in the 1996 Hawala Jain Case. Dhankar expressed disappointment over such a sensational remark made by a state CM.

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WB Governor, Jagdeep Dhankar (Left) & WB CM Mamata Banerjee (right)

The long lasting feud between the West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Central Government intensified with every day passing. Whether it is the Narada case or Nandigram elections result dispute, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) versus BJP is at a fiery stage to show one’s muscle power to the other. The latest confrontation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the Central Agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in the Narada case in the legal battlefield in the Calcutta High Court is creating concerns for the West Bengal government, at least it seems so at present.

While the WB CM battles for upper hand in the legal fight in Calcutta High Court against centre, the Governor of WB, Jagdeep Dhankar, rebuked CM for calling him a “corrupt man” and clarified that there was no evidence against him in the Hawala Jain Case of 1996. Mamata Banerjee, on Monday, June 28, termed WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar a corrupt man who was chargesheeted in the 1996 Hawala Jain Case. Dhankar expressed disappointment over such a sensational remark made by a state CM.

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“No one has yet been convicted in the Jain Hawala case. My name was there in the Hawala chargesheet. There is no evidence against me. A chief minister should not make such remarks. There is no truth in the Chief Minister’s claim. Such comments have been made to create a sensation.” said WB Governor while speaking to the media on Monday.

The Governor, however, stayed calm to initiate no legal course of action against Mamata Didi for this scathing attack on him. He wondered why such a remark was made on him by CM Banerjee.

“Till date in Indian Culture, no one has taken action against younger sister. I would not go that way. I am sad. Mamata ji is a mature leader. Why did she do this?” said Governor Dhankar while reacting to Mamata Didi’s allegations of Dhankar being a corrupt man, quoted ANI. The Governor has called Mamata Banerjee to meet him at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, June 29.

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On Monday, creating a sensation, Mamata Banerjee called Dhankar a “corrupt man” and informed that she has written three letters to centre for his removal. “The Governor (Jagdeep Dhankhar) is a corrupt man. His name was there in the chargesheet of Hawala Jain Case in 1996. There are cases pending against him. I have written three letters for the removal of the West Bengal Governor,” said WB CM Banerjee while addressing reporters on Monday, quoted ANI.

Subsequently, taking to Twitter, Dhankar wrote, “Wonder how a leader of stature @MamataOfficial can level baseless and false allegations- perhaps too confident the sensation narrative would find takers in pliable media. Allegations are categorically denied as baseless,  FALSE and diversionary cover up tactics.” read the tweet by the Governor on Monday.

To recall, Hawala Jain Case also known as Jain Diaries Case of 1996 is one of the most sensational scams where several politicians were alleged to have siphoned off money through Hawala brokers named as Jain Brothers. It is said that the scam was worth USD 18 million and was making headlines in mid-nineties.

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