Governor is BJP’s Face for 2016 Polls: Derek O’ Brien

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Kolkata: Touching new low for mere political gain Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien on Monday raised fingers at the constitutional post of Governor accusing political bias. Brien said, “The BJP has finally found its leader in West Bengal and its face for the 2016 assembly election. The active politician who’s going to front for the party and in effect handle its campaign is Kesrinath Tripathi.

“As it happens, he is the governor of the state. And the incumbent in Raj Bhawan is supposed to be apolitical, and meant to be scrupulously neutral, especially in these days of so-called “cooperative federalism”. He added

Lashing out at Governor Kesrinath Tripathi the Trinamool leader said that Under Mr Tripathi, Raj Bhawan has become a hotbed of intrigue and virtually the state headquarters of the BJP. Almost every day, party leaders and ideologues seem to meet here to discuss new ways of needling the Mamata Banerjee government. The latest excuse is the unfortunately and condemnable violence, limited to a few pockets, that accompanied municipal polls last week.

The Bidhnagar Municipal Election saw a mockery of democracy as Trinamool anti-social elements indulged in massive rigging and resorted to unprecedented violence intimidating the voters and turning the polls in a farce, while police acting as a slave of the ruling part stood as a mute spectator.

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