bengal governor: Bengal Governor unable to address assembly as BJP MLAs stage protest over civic poll violence

The West Bengal Assembly on Monday witnessed uncontrollable visuals on the first day of the budget session as Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was unable to deliver his inaugural address with BJP MLAs protesting in the House over alleged violence in the recently concluded civic polls.

Dhankhar, who reached the assembly at 2 pm to deliver the inaugural address, could not do so as the BJP MLAs were protesting by descending on the well carrying posters and photographs of the alleged victims of the civic polls violence.

The Governor was seen twice pleading with BJP MLAs to initiate proceedings but the saffron MLAs remained adamant. They raised slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

As the Governor was about to leave the House, ruling party legislators, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, requested him to stop, following which Dhankhar again urged the BJP MPs to calm down, but in vain.

TMC members also raised anti-BJP slogans from 2.26 pm.

There was a deadlock till the filing of the report as Dhankhar and Speaker Biman Banerjee were urging the MLAs to bring order in the House.

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