Taking a dig at the governor's meeting with the PM, Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee claimed that his farewell bell has been sounded.
Kolkata: A day after the bloodbath at Sandeshkhali in Basirhat of North 24 Parganas West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, “concerned” and “sad” over the violence, flew to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
Sources indicated that he will apprise Mr Modi about the clash between the Trinamul Congress and BJP workers which has claimed six lives apart from many other issues.
Before leaving for the Capital on Sunday morning, Mr Tripathi also collected details about the violent clash, sources revealed adding that he had requested for an appointment with the PM. The appointment is scheduled on Monday afternoon. Mr Tripathi’s tenure as the governor ends next month.
In the evening a statement from Raj Bhavan said, “Hon'ble Governor Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi expresses concern about the violent incidents in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas yesterday and other parts of West Bengal recently. Governor Tripathi is very sad at the unfortunate loss of lives and properties of the citizens. He extends his sympathy to the families of the deceased.”
It added, “He appeals to all concerned to see to it that no violent incidents take place and peace and harmony prevail.”
Taking a dig at the governor's meeting with the PM, Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee claimed that his farewell bell has been sounded. He also argued that Mr Tripathi's meeting with Mr Modi would hold no signficance.