’I pray, but...’: Bengal Governor Ananda Bose says saving Mamata Banerjee ’difficult for God’ amid molestation probe

West Bengal Governor accuses CM Mamata Banerjee of dirty politics amid sexual harassment allegations, says 'even God' would find it difficult to save her.

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First Published6 May 2024, 10:05 PM IST
West Bengal governor C V Ananda Bose.
West Bengal governor C V Ananda Bose.((File))

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of practicing ‘dirty politics’ on Monday amid allegations of sexual harassment. The top official said the CM had "dragged" him into politics amid the Lok Sabha elections and insisted that ‘even God’ would find it difficult to ‘save’ the TMC supremo. The TMC government is currently in a standoff with Bose over molestation charges levelled against him. 

“I have said a lot of good words about the individual Mamata Banerjee, I stick to that. Mamata Banerjee’s politics is dirty. I pray to God to save her but that is a difficult responsibility, even for God. I will never accept this ‘Didigiri’ on the distinguished office of the Governor,” he said.

A contractual woman employee of the Raj Bhavan had lodged a written complaint with the Kolkata Police on Friday accusing the Governor of molestation. Bose has dubbed the allegation as “absurd drama” and insisted that nobody would be deter him from “determined efforts to expose corruption and curb violence”.

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“The reports from the media indicate that the police propose to conduct an inquiry into the incident and that they would be examining the staff of Raj Bhavan. It is also reported that the investigating team intends to collect the CCTV footage from Raj Bhavan. The question that arises is whether the police can conduct an inquiry and collect evidence in view of the immunity enjoyed by the governor,” Bose said in a recent post.

(With inputs from agencies)

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