Leader of Opposition within the Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, got here down closely on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for ‘skipping’ a cyclone review assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The way Mamata Didi behaved with PM Modi reflects her dictatorial nature and lack of respect for constitutional values. Instead of working with the PM for the betterment of West Bengal, she is indulging in petty politics. Her skipping the meeting is disgusting,” Adhikari stated.
The prime minister and chief minister have been scheduled to meet between 2.30 and 3.30 PM on Friday in Kalaikunda in Paschim Medinipur district to debate the impact of Cyclone Yaas in Bengal.
However, CM Banerjee arrived 30 minutes late, submitted her proposal to PM Modi in a one-to-one assembly and left quickly after.
The cyclone review assembly was additionally speculated to be attended by Bengal Governor Jagdish Dhankar and Suvendu Adhikari, aside from different senior officers. However, Mamata Banerjee solely met PM Modi.
In her defence, Chief Minister Banerjee stated she was not made conscious of the assembly in time. However, in response to sources, Mamata Banerjee was irked with the PMO’s choice to ask Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari to the assembly.
In a sequence of tweets, Adhikari claimed that CM Banerjee’s conduct marked a “dark day in India’s long-standing ethos of cooperative federalism” and claimed that the CM was “insensitive to the sufferings of the people of West Bengal”.
“Today is a dark day in India’s long-standing ethos of cooperative federalism, a principle held sacred by PM Narendra Modi. CM Mamata Banerjee has shown once again that she is insensitive to the sufferings of the people of West Bengal,” he stated.
On earlier events, PM @narendramodi has reviewed floods, cyclone conditions with completely different CMs who belonged to non-NDA events. None of those CMs behaved the best way Mamata Didi behaved right this moment. There is a time for politics and a time for governance. Didi can’t comprehend that. pic.twitter.com/ZGUSxRdEiH
— Suvendu Adhikari (@SuvenduWB) May 28, 2021
Suvendu Adhikari accused the Mamata Banerjee authorities incapability to take care of the post-cyclone aid work.
“If her track record is anything to go by, Mamata Didi’s administration was unable to manage Amphan relief. Rampant loot plagued the relief works. Even now, West Bengal is suffering and the state government is in absent mode,” Adhikari stated.
If her observe file is something to go by, @MamataOfficial Didi’s administration was unable to handle Amphan aid. Rampant loot plagued the aid works. Even now, West Bengal is struggling and the state authorities is in absent mode.
— Suvendu Adhikari (@SuvenduWB) May 28, 2021
BJP chief JP Nadda additionally slammed Mamata Banerjee for “petty politics”.
“PM Modi holds the principle of cooperative federalism very sacred and has been actively working with all CMs irrespective of party to give relief to the people. Unsurprisingly, Mamata Banerjee’s tactics and petty politics has once again came to haunt the people of Bengal,” JP Nadda stated.
“When Hon PM Shri @narendramodi stands strong with the citizens of West Bengal in wake of cyclone Yaas, Mamata ji should also set aside her ego for the welfare of people. Her absence from the PM’s meeting is murder of constitutional ethos and the culture of cooperative federalism,” he stated.
Reacting to reviews that Mamata Banerjee didn’t attend the review assembly as a result of Adhiakri was invited, senior Bengal BJP chief Sishir Bajoria stated that Ashikari had a proper to be there because the chief of opposition.
“Leader of Opposition in a state has an importance. Especially, when he is a MLA of an affected area which is East Midnapore,” Sishir Bajoria stated.
Union minister Rajnath Singh termed the incident as surprising and painful.
“Today’s development in West Bengal is shocking. The chief minister and the prime minister are not individuals but institutions. Both assume responsibility by taking a pledge of public service and an oath of allegiance to the Constitution.
“This kind of behaviour with the prime minister, who has include the intention of serving to the folks of Bengal within the time of calamity, is painful. This is an unlucky instance of inserting political variations above the constitutional responsibility of public service, which is the core of the Indian federal system. It hurts sentiment too,” he stated.