TMC attacks Bengal Guv after he seeks apology from Mamata Banerjee over video of decomposed bodies

The Trinamool Congress on Saturday launched a multipronged attack on West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar after the latter sought an “immediate apology” from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to society at large over the alleged mishandling of dead bodies at a city crematorium by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

Senior TMC ministers and party MPs took to social media to corner Jagdeep Dhankhar, accusing him of spreading “fake news”, drawing sharp retort. Jagdeep Dhankhar charged that the party was “deflecting from the main issue”.

Jagdeep Dhankhar, who shares a strained relationship with the state government, had in a tweet expressed concern over the “heartless indescribable insensitivity” shown in the video.

He tweeted, “Anguished at disposal of dead bodies @MamataOfficial -with heartless indescribable insensitivity. Not sharing videos due to sensitivity…In our society dead body is accorded highest respect-rituals r performed as per tradition.”

In another tweet, Jagdeep Dhankhar sought an apology from Mamata Banerjee saying, “Such uncivilised and uncouth approach in disposal of dead bodies @MamataOfficial came for severe condemnation all over. Our age old traditions were mercilessly decimated by repeated dragging of dead bodies by iron hook. Urge immediate apology to society at large.”

His comment came in the wake of a video that surfaced two days ago where a person is seen dragging semi-decomposed bodies into a KMC van in broad daylight.

The West Bengal government on Saturday dismissed the contents of the video as a “one-off incident” and said it has no link with the coronavirus pandemic. The party also accused the West Bengal Governor of peddling “fake news” instead of helping the government.

“Governor of Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar caught red-handed spreading Fake news and misinformation! For a dignified post as yours, you should be ashamed of yourself!” veteran TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi tweeted using the hashtag “BJPMalignsBengal”.

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