West Bengal: Amid growing tension in his relations with the Trinamool government, West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose has alleged spying attempts at his official residence Raj Bhavan.
West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose: Amid growing tension in his relations with the Trinamool government, West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose has alleged spying attempts at his official residence Raj Bhavan. Bose on Tuesday claimed that he had credible information about “espionage” at the Governor House in Kolkata. Bose said that the matter has been brought to the notice of the concerned authorities.
Giving information related to this matter, the Governor of West Bengal told news agency PTI, “This is a truth. I had reliable information about espionage in Raj Bhavan. Information related to this issue has been sent to the authorities. “I will wait and see what action is being taken.”
Who is behind the espionage attempt in Raj Bhavan?
However, Bose did not reveal who could be behind the alleged espionage attempt. It is noteworthy that like the former Governor of West Bengal, Bose has had a tense relationship with the Mamata government of the state on many issues. Earlier this month, Bose had sought a report from the university on the installation of new plaques bearing the name of Rabindranath Tagore. He also changed the name of the northern gate of Raj Bhavan to ‘Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Gate’. This happened when some plaques without Tagore’s name were installed inside the complex, leading to a major controversy.
‘Culture of violence in Bengal politics’
Let us tell you that on November 16, Bose alleged that there is a culture of violence in Bengal politics. Responding to the murder of a TMC worker, he had said that “the law will take its course.” We will definitely take strict action against it and Raj Bhavan will also do its duty. Strict action should be taken against violence. Along with legal action, social measures should also be taken. Violence is affecting the politics of Bengal. This culture of violence should stop.”
Allegation of delay in approval of bills
Earlier, West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee, pointing to the delay in approving the bills by the Governor, had said that “Since 2011, a total of 22 bills are waiting for approval in the Raj Bhavan. Three bills from 2011 to 2016, four from 2016 to 2021 and 15 bills from 2021 are still unresolved. Six of these bills are currently under CV Anand. However, Bose later responded by saying that except those requiring clarification from the state government or those pending before the courts, he did not have any bills pending.
There has been a clash between West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose and the state government over issues related to the appointment of university vice-chancellors, the state’s foundation day, withholding of MNREGA dues by the Center and political violence.