'Crossed the red line': Dhankhar takes on Abhishek for criticising judiciary
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has ''crossed the red line'' by criticizing the judiciary for ordering CBI investigations, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Sunday, alleging that constitutional authorities in the state are under attack.
''In a public meeting, attacking a judge who ordered CBI inquiry into SSC scam is most condemnable,'' the governor said.
''The honorable Member of Parliament crossed the red line,'' he said, without naming Banerjee.
The Calcutta High Court has ordered CBI investigations in several cases in the last year, including post-poll violence and recruitment of teachers by the School Service Commission (SSC).
''I feel ashamed to say that there are one or two people in the judiciary who are in hand in gloves and have a tacit understanding and are ordering CBI investigation in every case. This is just 1 percent of the judiciary,'' Banerjee had said, without clarifying the allegations.
The development seemed to have opened another front in the turf war between the TMC government and the governor, which has been on since he assumed office in July 2019.
''Abhishek Banerjee maintains full respect and faith in the courts and the judicial system,'' he said.
BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar said that attempts were being made by the TMC to demean all the pillars of democracy.
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