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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Asks Mamata Banerjee To Withdraw 'Referendum' Remark

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Asks Mamata Banerjee To Withdraw 'Referendum' Remark

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 19 Dec 2019, 07:53:08 PM
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (Photo Credit: File)

New Delhi:

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday demanded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her reported "referendum" remark. Banerjee had reportedly dared the BJP to go for a UN-monitored referendum over the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed nationwide NRC. "If BJP has guts, it should go for a UN-monitored referendum on amended Citizenship Act and NRC," news agency PTI quoted Banerjee as saying.

Reacting to the widely reported remark of the West Bengal chief minister, Governor Dhankhad said, "I appeal CM Mamata Bannerjee to please withdraw her reported statement 'Let there be an impartial organisation like United Nations or National Human Rights Commission hold a referendum to see how many people are in favour or against Citizenship (Amendment) Act.'

The ties between Dhankhar and Banerjee has been strained with the Governor publicaly criticising the chief minister many a times. Recently, when Mamata Banerjee had led a protest march against the "divisive" Citizenship Amendment Act, Governor Dhankhar took offence and termed her protest "unconstitutional".

"I am extremely anguished that CM and Ministers are to spearhead rally against CAA, law of the land. This is unconstitutional. I call upon CM to desist from this unconstitutional and inflammatory act at this juncture and devote to retrieve the grim situation," Dhankhar had said.

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First Published : 19 Dec 2019, 07:31:13 PM