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West Bengal Assembly adjourned till Dec 5 over delay in Guv s nod to Bills

West Bengal Legislative Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned for two days till December 6 with Speaker Biman Banerjee saying that the bills scheduled to be introduced have not received the nod of Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.The House has no business to discuss, said Speaker Banerjee.Governor Dhankar, on the other hand, issued a statement terming the projected situation as factually untenable . There has been no delay in handling the legislative work in the Raj Bhavan. Highest priority is accorded. However, all issues are thoroughly gone into after due briefing from the Department, reads the statement by the Raj Bhavan.It said that there is no delay whatsoever at the end of the Governor in dealing with Legislative work and if issues thereon are pending, it is on account of lack of input or response from the concerned in the respective departments.In regard to the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019, the Governor said that the entire delay is fully attributable to the Assembly


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