Bengal governor says ready to talk with CM Mamata amid tussle with govt

(From left) Shashwat Goenka, president, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal and Sanjiv Goenka, chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, during Horasis Asia Meeting at New Town in Kolkata (Photo: Subrata Majumder)

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said he is ready to sit for talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to solve the ongoing tussle between the government and Raj Bhawan.

The governor visited the state Assembly along with his wife, and paid floral tributes at the statue of B R Ambedkar.

He was received by Marshall of the Assembly, other officials and MLAs.

However, Speaker Biman Banerjee who was present in the House could not come down to receive him, as he was attending a Business Advisory (BA) committee meeting.

"Discussion is the only way forward. I am ready to discuss all the matters with the chief minister at any designated place, be it Raj Bhavan or Nabanna. I have also written to her in this regard. On Tuesday, I had spoken to her over phone,' Dhankhar told reporters at the state assembly.

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