Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Monday described the Shaheen Bagh protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as “nothing but absolute nuisance”.
The protesters who have been occupying the public place for one-and-a-half months have resulted in inconvenience to every individual to carry with their day by day activities said Roy.
Roy said his West Bengal counterpart Jagdeep Dhankar is being shown “despicable behavior” by the ruling Trinamool Congress, which has taken the state-governor relation to an unprecedented low.
Roy, who was talking to reporters at the Viswa Hindu Parishad stall at 44th Kolkata International Book Fair, said it was “shameful” for a state if its governor, who is also chancellor of state universities, is prevented from attending the convocation Calcutta University and no high ranked official intervenes when his car is stopped. He believed that there was a provocation by the TMC government stated Roy, who has also been the governor of Tripura in the past.
“I have never witnessed such despicable behavior towards a governor. I could have never imagined that an elected government can stoop so low. No words are enough to condemn such behavior. It has taken the state-governor relation to an unprecedented low,” the Meghalaya governor said.
To another question about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s comments that CAA, if implemented, will have serious consequences in the country, Roy first declined to comment on a political issue and then said: “If she has indeed made such a comment, then that is unfortunate.”