Using tongue too often: Dhankhar

He was refused permission for a chopper to travel to Farakka in Murshidabad

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said some people are using their “tongue too often and very loosely” but that will not deter him from serving the people of the state.

In a veiled reference to Dhankhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that those holding constitutional posts have become BJP mouthpieces.

Declining to comment on Mamata Banerjee’s jibe accusing him of exceeding his brief and trying to run a parallel government, Dhankhar said there was no need to play every ball in the game of cricket.

“Some people are using their tongue too often and very loosely. There is no need to play every ball in the game of cricket. I would continue to serve the people of the state,” Dhankhar said.

No one should make a comment without properly understanding his statements, the Governor said.

His statements came a day after a fresh war of words erupted between the Governor and the state government over distribution of relief for devastation brought by cyclone Bulbul.’

Dhankhar had also slammed state government for not responding to his request for a helicopter to travel 300 kilometres and said whenever he gets a communication from the Chief Minister, he responds within 24 hours.

The Governor was refused permission for a chopper to travel to Farakka in Murshidabad district, making it the second such instance in one week.