Seeking Army help a ‘good move’: West Bengal governor praises Mamata

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Seeking Army help a ‘good move’: West Bengal governor praises Mamata


NEW DELHI: In a rare show of praise,

West Bengal

governor

Jagdeep Dhankhar

on Saturday appreciated

chief minister Mamata Banerjee

‘s move to seek

Army assistance

for restoring essential infrastructure and services in the cyclone-ravaged areas of the state.

After the request, five columns of the Army were deployed in different parts of Kolkata and North and South 24 Parganas districts.

In a tweet, the governor wrote, “A good move @MamataOfficial to seek support and assistance of Army. These are trying time and appeal to people to keep calm. Authorities must restore connectivity, electricity and other services at the earliest.”

A good move @MamataOfficial to seek support and assistance of Army. These are trying time and appeal to people to k… https://t.co/rPEg7s4Oem

— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1)1590232523000

The governor and the TMC-led state government have often been at loggerheads with each other over numerous issues in the past, including the state’s response to thecoronaviruspandemic.

The state government, on the other hand, has often accused Dhankar of interfering in the functioning of the administration.

However, the governor today while praising the CM’s efforts to collaborate with the Centre over the cyclone said that he saw a “ray of hope” in the cooperation.

“The dark tunnel that had nothing except confrontation, where there was no light, for the first time I saw that there’s a ray of hope. For the first time the robe of confrontation has been taken off and a robe of cooperation has been worn,” Dhankar said.

He added that the cooperation between the state government and the Centre would be beneficial to the people of the state.

“If the chief minister and

Prime Minister

are on the same page, it will be beneficial for the people. As governor, I hope that this goes on for a long time,” he said.

The governor further added that Prime Minister

Narendra Modi

a

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