New Delhi, January 17: Known for his controversial statements, Congress' Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stoked another row on Wednesday through his contentious remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar. While referring to the state of governance in Bengal as a "circus", Chowdhury went on to call both the constitutional heads as "jokers".
"A circus is going on in West Bengal. There are two Bhawans- Raj Bhawan (Governor's House) and Nabanna Bhawan (Chief Minister's Office) with two heads and they two are the jokers of the circus," Chowdhury said while addressing a rally in Midnapore district of West Bengal. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Takes Jibe at New Army Chief MM Naravane, Says 'Talk Less, Work More'.
Update by ANI
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress in Midnapore: A circus is going on in West Bengal. There are two Bhawans- Raj Bhawan (Governor's House) and Nabanna Bhawan (Chief Minister's Office) with two heads and they two are the jokers of the circus. pic.twitter.com/8f3IyPUY4y
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Chowdhury, the lawmaker from Berhampur constituency, has been at the odds with Banerjee's Trinamool Congress government in the state. On earlier occasions, he has also opposed the party top brass' attempts to forge an alliance on broader national issues with the TMC.
This is Chowdhury's second major contentious remark within a week's span. He had first targeted Army chief MM Naravane after his claim that Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) would be annexed as soon as the government issues the order.
"New Army Chief, Parliament already had adopted unanimous resolution on #POK in 1994, Government is at liberty to take action and may give direction. If you are so inclined to take action on POK, I would suggest you to confabulate with CDS, and @PMOIndia. Talk Less, Work More (sic)," the Congress leader had said on Monday.