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Some people in constitutional posts acting like BJP mouthpieces: Mamata

These people wish to run a parallel administration in some states, she said.

By PTI in Kolkata

  • Published 14.11.19, 4:51 PM
  • Updated 14.11.19, 4:51 PM
The central and state governments are elected by the people and the federal structure must work as per the Constitution, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
The central and state governments are elected by the people and the federal structure must work as per the Constitution, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said. Pradip Sanyal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said some people in constitutional posts are acting like BJP mouthpieces in an apparent dig at governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for recommending President's rule in Maharashtra.

These people wish to run a parallel administration in some states, she said.

"They should not supersede the central government. The Centre must take care of this," she said.

"I generally do not comment on constitutional posts, but a few people are acting just like mouthpieces of the BJP. In my state too, you have seen what is going on — they want to run a parralel administration," Banerjee said.

In West Bengal, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the ruling Trinamul Congress on various issues.

The central and state governments are elected by the people and the federal structure must work as per the Constitution, she said.

"They (governments) should be allowed to work," the chief minister said.

President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra on Tuesday after Koshyari in a report to the Centre stated that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts, drawing flak from non-BJP parties.

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