Kolkata: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar found themselves praising each other instead of trying to fend off acerbic attacks from one another. Bengal CM, who seemed to mellow first, did choose the Bengal Global Business Summit’s opening session to ask Dhankhar to “pass on a message to the Centre” to ensure that “industrialists (investing in Bengal)” are not troubled by agencies.
“All these industrialists out here, they cannot open their mouths. We want the Centre’s help. But I would like you to personally see that industrialists are not disturbed through some agencies. Please see to that,” Banerjee asked Dhankhar, who shared the dais with her.
The governor gestured that he did not hear her last words, prompting Banerjee to get closer to him and whisper something in his ears; they then shared a smile before the national anthem started. “I am excited that the governor has joined us for the BGBS programme. He gave an excellent opening speech, which we appreciate. Like your speech, we would appreciate your cooperation always,” Banerjee said before her “message to the Centre”.