C_V_Ananda_Bose was sworn in by Calcutta HC Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava in the presence of CM Mamata Banerjee and Speaker Biman Banerjee 
  • A political row erupted over the BJP objecting to the seating arrangement at Raj Bhavan
  • The Congress skipped the ceremony citing a violation of “principles of democracy”
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    New West Bengal governor takes oath; political row arises over seating

    • C_V_Ananda_Bose was sworn in by Calcutta HC Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava in the presence of CM Mamata Banerjee and Speaker Biman Banerjee 
    • A political row erupted over the BJP objecting to the seating arrangement at Raj Bhavan
    • The Congress skipped the ceremony citing a violation of “principles of democracy”

    24 Nov 2022

    Bose was sworn in by Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Speaker Biman Banerjee. Bose, a 1977-batch retired IAS officer from Kerala, was appointed as the new governor on November 17, replacing Manipur Governor La Ganesan, who had held the other superpower of Bengal since July after incumbent Jagdeep Dhankar was elected. Vice President of India.Apart from Banerjee, her cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats attended the event.

    Leader of the Opposition in the state legislative assembly and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari skipped the ceremony, claiming that the TMC government had "insulted" him by allotting him a seat alongside two MLAs who defected to the ruling party without resigning from the BJP after last year's elections. Both Adhikari and state BJP chief Sukanta Majumar were given seats behind those earmarked for TMC Rajya Sabha members.“Protocols were broken on purpose to offend us. Majumdar is a member of the Lok Sabha and the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly holds the same rank as a Cabinet Minister. How can they sit next to Krishna Kumar Kalyani and Biswajit Das who are facing defection charges for joining the TMC? Adhikari said.

    The BJP leader met the Governor later in the day. “CV Ananda Bose believes in nationalism. I presented him with the book. We hope he will be a guardian of democracy just like Dhankhar,” he said. State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also skipped the swearing-in ceremony and wrote a letter to the governor seeking his intervention over the alleged misuse of power by the state administration. He alleged that the ruling party was threatening Congress members in Jhalda village of Purulia district after they won a no-confidence motion last week and retained control of the civic body.


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