February 28, 2024

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Knives out in Bengal between TMC, Governor over video of decomposing bodies

West Bengal’s governor and the ruling Trinamool Congress social gathering (TMC) were being embroiled in fresh acrimony over a video clip displaying decomposed bodies getting loaded into a van by the city civic human body in daylight for cremation.

The TMC accused Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar of peddling “pretend news”, drawing sharp retort. Dhankhar charged that the social gathering was “deflecting from the key concern”.

The West Bengal authorities on Saturday dismissed the contents of the video clip as a “just one-off incident” and said it has no backlink with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bodies shown in the video clip, which experienced gone viral on Thursday, were being allegedly of COVID-19 victims and were being getting loaded into the car or truck for cremation at a crematorium in the southern fringes of the city. The authorities and Kolkata police experienced termed the video clip a “pretend” and the bodies as unclaimed kinds at a morgue of a condition-operate hospital.

Dhankhar, who shares a strained romantic relationship with the condition authorities due to the fact he assumed office environment in July previous yr, experienced in a tweet expressed issue over the “heartless indescribable insensitivity” shown in the video clip and experienced sought an explanation from the condition household office and the Kolkata Municipal Commissioner.

The condition household office in a tweet said makes an attempt to “decontextualise the incident” and project it as a element of the pandemic despite the explanatory communique to the Governor “adversely afflicted the social head”.

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“Government of West Bengal condemns untruths,” it said.

The TMC strike out at the governor accusing him of peddling “pretend news” as a substitute of supporting the authorities at the time of disaster arising out of the contagion and Cyclone Amphan.

“The WB govt. is frequently doing the job for the people of Bengal and all we be expecting from the honourable Governor is to enable us by Not spreading Pretend News and misinformation,” senior TMC chief and condition schooling minister Partha Chatterjee said in a tweet.

His social gathering colleague and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi said it is “disappointing for the constitutional head of a condition to parrot the narratives peddled by the BJP IT Mobile”.

“@jdhankhar1, the only thing that has been compromised is the integrity of the office environment of the Governor. You have stayed regularly silent on the achievements of the Condition although wanting for just about every small chance to malign it truly is impression,” Trivedi said in a tweet.

Reacting to TMC’s allegation, Dhankar said: “Rather of apologising for shaming the condition, senior TMC leaders are occupied attacking the governor for pointing out the truth.”

“Knives that were being getting sharpened… MPs and Senior Leaders have taken to tweeting likewise instead than apologise for shaming our Condition by this kind of barbaric functions of dragging human bodies callously by pair of tongs,” he said on Twitter.

The governor said baseless allegations will not discourage him and that he would keep on his crusade for setting up the rule of regulation in the condition.