Kolkata, Apr 23 : Coming down heavily on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday reminded the former that he was a "nominated" functionary, while she was an "elected Chief Minister of a proud Indian state".
" You appear to have forgotten that I am an elected Chief Minister of a proud Indian state. You also seem to have forgotten that you are a nominated Governor, " she said in her five-page letter. Locked in a tussle for the past few days pertaining to Coronavirus pandemic, Mr Dhankhar urged Ms Banerjee to ensure seamless way forward for Central teams. Taking to his tweeter handle, Mr Dhankhar said, " Concerned at Rebuff to Central Teams. "
" Red Carpet visit of WHO to East Midnapur and Bishnupur. What outcome and gain of WHO visit ? Declare ! he asked. “Time to take to Constitution. Let concerned handle Mikes/Brooms,” the Governor added. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 toll in Bengal stood at 15, but count of active cases rose to 334 on Thursday from yesterday's 300 with the report of 58 new cases in the past 24 hours in the state. A State Health bulletin said the toll stood at 15, but the count of Covid-19 active cases rose to 334 from yesterday's 300 with the report of 58 new cases in the past 24 hours. One doctor along with five Group D employees of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital was admitted to Beliaghata ID Hospital, said Principal Anima Halder.
In all 103 people have already been discharged after treatment. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Moulali and Behala for making an on the spot assessment of the situation. This was for the third day that the Chief Minister undertook a visit to some areas in the city. Meanwhile, one of the two Central teams visiting Covid-19-affected hotspots in South Bengal districts today inspected a quarantine centre in the city's eastern part at Rajarhat.
Sources said the Central team, meanwhile, in a letter to the concerned authorities in the state wanted to know how the audit committee, which has been set up by the State Government, was determining if a patient died of Coronavirus or other disease. Union minister Babul Supriyo today accused the Mamata Banerjee government of non-cooperation with the Central teams at first. In a tweet, Babul Supriyo, who is also MP from Asansol, said " Regret that both the statements by Hon'ble CM @MamataOfficial are utterly UNTRUE". " WB Govt. did not cooperate with #ICMT ( Inter Ministerial Central Teams) till a stringent 3rd letter (reminder). (UNI)