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Governor files defamation suit against Chief Minister, after objectionable remarks

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In a move that is set to strain ties, the West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose has filed a defamation case against state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Calcutta High Court.

In a move that is set to strain ties, the West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose has filed a defamation case against state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Calcutta High Court. 

This after she claimed how women complained to her saying that they were afraid to visit Raj Bhawan because of the activities there, a source said. Bose slammed the comment and said that it was expected of public representatives not to create "erroneous and slanderous impressions.

The Bengal Governor also filed defamation against certain TMC leaders, he said..


During an administrative meeting in the state secretariat, Banerjee on Thursday claimed that "Women have informed her they are afraid to visit Raj Bhavan due to recent incidents reported there".

"Governor CV Ananda Bose on Friday moved the Calcutta High Court and filed a defamation suit against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders for their comments," the source told PTI.

It all began with a contractual woman employee of Raj Bhavan, on May 2, alleging molestation by Governor Bose following which the local police commenced investigation.