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He is doing now what Dharma Vira did as Governor to bring down Bengal's first non-Congress government in the late 1960s. Wikimedia commons

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has warned the state’s newly-elected Trinamool Congress government to “not force me to use my constitutional powers”, sparking a fresh artillery exchange with the ruling party. “He forgot his constitutional position by calling for a change in the state. His appeal was rejected, so old man is now obviously frustrated,” said Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, while reacting to the Governor’s warning.

Governor Dhankhar has been touring what he describes as ‘violence-hit areas’ since the Trinamool returned to power with a landslide. His visit to Sitalkuchi in Northern Bengal provoked an angry response from chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who reminded Dhankhar of his constitutional obligations of working on the ‘aid and advice of the elected government.

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