Mamata blocks governor Dhankhar on Twitter

Wednesday 02nd February 2022 06:53 EST

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she has blocked Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Twitter, "disturbed" by his regular posts against her government on the microblogging platform.

Mamata also said that Dhankhar has threatened the chief secretary and the director general of police on several occasions. "I have been forced to block Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Twitter. Everyday he was issuing tweets targeting and threatening govt officials as if we're his bonded labourers," said Mamata.

Addressing a press meet here, the CM said she has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times, seeking the removal of Dhankhar. "However, no action has been taken so far," Mamata, who shares an acrimonious relationship with the governor, said.

Covid curbs eased

Mamata also announced easing of Covid-19 curbs in the state. She said schools for classes 8 to 12 will reopen from 3 February. The decision to relax Covid curbs and to reopen schools and colleges in the state comes as the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves in the state.

However, Mamata said that the night curfew will be extended by an hour and now the curfew will remain in place from 10 pm to 5 am instead of 11 pm to 5 am. She said restaurants, bars and cinema halls can now operate at 75 per cent capacity compared to the earlier 50 per cent. The same applies to sports arenas, which can now operate at 75 per cent seating capacity.” She said the Covid situation in the state has improved a lot, because of which certain relaxations are being given.

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