Centre should not disturb industrialists through agencies: Mamata Banerjee tells Governor

She said she was speaking on behalf of industrialists.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to convey to the Centre that Central government agencies should not be used to harass industrialists. In her speech at the inauguration of the sixth Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in Kolkata, Banerjee told Dhankhar to tell the Centre that “the agencies should not disturb industrialists”.

This was the first physical BGBS since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, and the last two years’ business summits were held in a much lower scale, through online sessions. In the beginning of the session, Dhankhar said that Bengal should forget political differences and work unitedly with the Centre and that would benefit the state. Banerjee, who spoke later, seemed to have responded to this advice from the Governor when she said that she looks for cooperation from the Centre and asked Dhankhar to convey to the Centre that the industrialists are not harassed through the Central agencies. “I want to tell you one thing on behalf from industrialists. They cannot open their mouth. Please raise this with the Centre,” she said.

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