Kolkata, July 9 IANS | 4 months ago

The West Bengal assembly Wednesday discussed reports taht BJP leader Kalyan Singh could become governor of the state. "Expressing concern", the parties said the central government should consult Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before deciding the issue.

The Left Front, which Tuesday protested in the house and staged a walk-out on the matter, was Wednesday allowed by Speaker Biman Banerjee to raise the matter.

Participating in the discussion, CPI-M leader Anisur Rahman said his party was in favour of abolishing the post of the governor.

"But it has not been done. Now, we don't want somebody as governor who has a communal stigma."

Kalyan Singh was the Uttar Pradesh chief minister when the Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992.

Congress legislature party leader Mohammad Sohrab said the talk of Kalyan Singh taking over as Bengal governor was hypothetical. "Nothing has been finalised as yet. But yes, if somebody with a communal tag is sent, that won't be right."

Trinamool Congress lawmaker Shilbhadra Dutta said the central government should consult Banerjee before finalising the name of the next governor. "This is as per the Sarkaria Commission recommendation, and the central government must follow it."

The governor's post is vacant following the resignation of M.K. Narayanan June 30.

(Posted on 09-07-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |