Tease on Governor: Mamata Banerjee Says More Videos Received in Pen Drive Kolkata


Days after a Raj Bhavan employee accused West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose of molesting her, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she had found a pen drive containing There is a video of a scandal.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.  (file)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (file)

“I have received another video. It is in pen drive. There are more scandals. I will not go to Raj Bhavan again if I am called. If the Governor needs to meet me, I will meet him in a public place. I can meet them on the road,” she said while addressing an election rally in Hooghly.

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This comes just two days after the governor took an unprecedented step of screening some CCTV footages of molestation against him. Kolkata Police has also received some CCTV videos.

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The Raj Bhavan did not issue a statement following the chief minister's comments on Saturday. HT had contacted Raj Bhavan officials.

On 2 May, Bose was accused by a temporary employee of the Raj Bhavan of molesting her on two occasions. The next day, the Kolkata Police constituted an inquiry team to investigate the allegations. Police said they sought CCTV footage from Raj Bhavan and also planned to talk to some Raj Bhavan staff.

On 5 May, Bose asked the Raj Bhavan staff to ignore the police inquiry citing Article 361 of the Constitution which states that no criminal action can be taken against the President and the Governor of the state.

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However, the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday took an unprecedented step by saying that Bose had decided to release the relevant CCTV footage to 100 citizens inside the Raj Bhavan premises on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee or The police have been excluded.

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