Amid the rancour between the state government and Raj Bhavan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, a development sources in the secretariat called a "courtesy visit". Banerjee went to the Raj Bhavan straight from the state secretariat Nabanna.
"It's only a courtesy visit. There is nothing official in it. The honourable CM wanted to exchange New Year greetings with the Governor," a highly placed official at the state secretariat said. She was with the Governor for around one hour.
Banerjee's visit assumes significance in the backdrop of soured relations between the Governor and the ruling Trinamool Congress following Dhankhar's frequent tweets on law and order, issues of governance, possibility of free and fair polls and other issues.