Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Lauds PM Modi For Cooperation In Tackling COVID-19 Pandemic

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Lauds PM Modi For Cooperation In Tackling COVID-19 PandemicPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Representative image) (Arpita Lahiri/Facebook)

In a rare event, West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee who is known for her all-weather hostile stance against Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre, took a turn and heaped praises on him, expressing gratitude for the support provided in tackling COVID-19 pandemic, reports Times of India.

CM Banerjee said, "I would like to thank the PM for holding several discussions (with CMs) on the COVID crisis. And so far, there has been no non-cooperation from his end. I want to thank him for that."

CM Banerjee was speaking in an online programme during which PM Modi yesterday (27 July) dedicated to public service three high-throughput COVID-19 sample testing laboratories situated in Kolkata, Noida, and Mumbai.

However, while speaking good for PM Modi, CM Banerjee tried to take a dig on West Bengal's Governor Jagdeep Dhankar with whom she is known to have developed frosty terms. Hinting at him, CM Banerjee tried to assert that a few people holding constitutional posts are regularly disturbing the state. She added, "This is not acceptable."

This comes just days after Governor Dhankar had expressed worry over the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.