KOLKATA: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra were engaged in a war of words on Twitter after she criticised the state's constitutional head by saying that 'a rotten apple never falls far from the tree'.
"The Governor of West Bengal is back to firing BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) arrows at the state government, which is handling Covid-19, Amphan, and the return of migrants smoothly all at once. A rotten apple never falls far from the tree," Moitra tweeted on June 12.
The Governor hit back on Saturday with his own tweet: "Sharp well-aimed arrows against her own government were lethal and the rampant corruption issue in the state was prominently flagged — panchayat corruption took centre stage — reminding all about cut-money syndrome stated to be all pervasive."
The Governor tweeted again: "After being in the firing line for letting corruption cat out by revealing hydra-headed corruption in panchayat - (Mahua Moitra is) now trying to curry favour by taking on Governor. (She) is not the only one in such state of helplessness! (I am) sad and concerned at captivity of these worthy leaders." (IANS)