"Uncleji..." TMC MP Mahua Moitra And Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's Feud Boils Over

After Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar calls attention to post-poll violence, Mahua Moitra uncleji remark comes into the spotlight.

Tanvi Akhauri
Jun 07, 2021 08:54 IST
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Mahua Moitra uncleji remark: Picking up on the thread of their heated exchange, Trinamool Congress' Mahua Moitra on Monday lashed out at West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over claims of nepotism in the ranks.


"Asking Uncleji to lay out right here what antecedents of the appointees are & how each one got into Raj Bhavan," she wrote on Twitter, in reference to allegations of Dhankhar appointing six of his family as Officers on Special Duty (OSD).

Moitra and Dhankhar engaged on social media over the issue after the latter raised concerns of law and order in the state, following Mamata Banerjee's recent election in May as Chief Minister. Responding to Dhankhar's statement issued Sunday, Moitra suggested he move his "sorry self back to Delhi & find another job."

Her latest in the round of tweets between them charges the governor for appointments to his official residence. See below:

After Gov Dhankhar Flags Post-Poll Violence, Mahua Moitra Uncleji Remark In Spotlight

Dhankhar called notice to the "Extremely alarming law & order scenario" under Banerjee's rule. Reports of political party clashes and violence had emerged from Bengal after May 2, following Banerjee's re-election as CM for third term. Though news reports said both sides were affected, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers alleged they were attacked by TMC who claimed victory.

To Dhankhar's claims of "retributive violence at unimaginable scale," Moitra retorted he should shift to Delhi and "take the extended family you’ve settled in at WB RajBhavan with you." The TMC MP attached a list of six designated governor OSDs.

Calling her claims "factually wrong," Dhankhar said Monday, "OSDs are from three states and belong to four different castes. None of them is part of close family. Four of them are not from my caste or state."

"This is unfolding of “distraction strategy” to divert attention from alarming law and order scenario @MamataOfficial. Would continue undeterred and with zeal to serve the people of state and vindicate my oath of office under Article 159 of the Constitution," he added. 

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