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BJP national secretary calls Bengal governor 'soldier of Modi brigade'

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi had on Wednesday said it was wrong to say the Raj Bhavan has become the office of the BJP or RSS. Photograph: (PTI)

WION Web Team Kolkata, West Bengal, India Jul 06, 2017, 04.50 PM (IST)

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has seized upon BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha's remark calling West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi "a soldier of Modi brigade".

TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said, "We have been saying this for a long time that the Governor is working on behalf of the BJP and RSS and now Rahul Sinha's comment has proved that we are right."

"Now the cat is out of the bag," he said. The BJP thinks it would advance to capture power in the state by turning the Raj Bhavan into its party office, he added.

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha had said earlier that the West Bengal Governor could not be stopped from performing his duties since he was a "soldier of the Modi brigade."

"The Trinamool Congress is under the illusion that it can silence KN Tripathi by making hollow remarks and attacking the office of the governor." 

"But they have forgotten one thing - KN Tripathi is a soldier of the Modi brigade. He cannot be stopped from performing his duty," Rahul Sinha had said.

The BJP national secretary said the governor's recent statement that the Rah Bhavan (Governor's House) was not a department of the state government was proof that he was "not afraid" of the TMC.

KN Tripathi had said yesterday that it was wrong to say the Raj Bhavan has become the office of BJP or the RSS. 

"The Raj Bhavan is not a department of the state government and is open to every citizen for redressal of his or her grievances," he had said. 

The West Bengal Governor and chief minister Mamata Banerjee have been involved ever since his phone call about the communal clashes North 24 Parganas district.

Mamata Banerjee accused the Governor of “threatening” her and acting like “a BJP block president”.

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