Is there a ceasefire between West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose and the CM Mamata Banerjee-led government or is it a lull before the storm?
Bose on Saturday midnight sent a letter to Nabanna and Delhi. When asked about it on Monday, he said, “What is confidential is confidential.” Banerjee, too, on Monday said: “I can’t give out the contents of a personal letter as it is confidential.”
The Governor went on to add: “The CM is going abroad. I do not want to give any tension to her. She should not have any baggage with her when she is on a foreign tour. We will discuss it once she returns.”
VARSITY TUSSLE: THE BACKDROP
The conflict between the Governor and government had reached its peak last week as Banerjee hinted that if the Universities follow the Governor’s order she might stop funding. Likewise, she also directed the Education Minister to conduct a meeting with University registrars, wherein he told the registrars not to listen to the Governor as Chancellor.
In response, the Governor on Saturday had said that he would act at “midnight”, to which the education minister called him “vampire”. The Governor then sent two confidential letters at midnight.
While the tension was expected to escalate, both the sides reacted to it differently on Monday, leading to questions in the political circles.
Experts say this could be a temporary move, as both the sides want to solve the problem through discussion.
There will be clarity on the situation only after Banerjee returns from abroad.