WB Governor returns file seeking his approval, says will be heard after state decides to summon assembly

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday said that he has sent back the files related to financial matters for his approval.

In a tweet, he wrote, “Files seeking Government approval for Annual Financial Statement for 2022-2023; Supplementary Estimates for 2021-22, Supplementary Grants for 2021-2022 and Budget Grants sent back to 2022-2023.” given, which can be considered constitutionally only after the Assembly. Duly called.” The governor further said that the financial matters would be addressed only when the state cabinet decided to convene the assembly and issue publication of notification in the Kolkata Gazette for the same. Dhankhar tweeted, “After receipt of the decision of the cabinet to convene the assembly and publication of the notification in the Kolkata Gazette, these financial matters will be addressed.”

He also sought compliance of the note issued on January 21, 2022, seeking information including diversion of funds from the State Consolidated Fund.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee on Monday claimed that the governor was “unnecessarily delaying the work of the government by not signing the bills on time”.

Addressing a press conference, Banerjee said, “Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is grabbing files and thus delaying the work of the state government. He is not signing the bills on time.” (ANI)

First Published:February 22, 2022, 7:02 pm

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