Adding to series of allegations against West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused him of threatening her and said that he was acting like a "BJP block president".
"He (Governor) threatened me over phone. The way he spoke taking the side of BJP, I felt insulted. I have told him that he cannot talk like this," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.
"He (the governor) is behaving like a block president of BJP. He should understand that he has been nominated to the post...," she said.
"He talked big on law and order. I am not here at the mercy of anyone. The way he spoke to me, I once thought of leaving (the chair)," she said.
I made it clear to him (Governor) that he cannot speak to me in such a manner, cannot threaten me: Mamata Banerjee,West Bengal CM pic.twitter.com/MYwGRrStvX
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Replying to Mamata Banerjee's allegations KN Tripathi said that he was surprised at attitude and language used by CM, talks were confidential in nature and none is expected to disclose it.
There was nothing in the talks for which CM may have felt threatened, humiliated. Asked CM to ensure peace, law and order by all means, said KN Tripathi.
Keshari Nath Tripathi further stated that Governor cannot remain a mute spectator of the affairs in the state.