"While there has been instances of rift between the Constitutional head, the Governor and head of the Government Chief Minister in the past there has been no instance when Chief Minister has held a press conference against Governor", Biswanath Chakraborty, head of Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University, said.
According to sources, Singh spoke to them separately and advised them to resolve their differences in a friendly manner. Tripathi, a former BJP veteran, served as Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Assembly and was appointed West Bengal governor in 2014.
Mamata Banerjee yesterday accused Tripathi of threatening her and acting like a "BJP block president".
Shops were shut down in Baduria as tension prevailed there and spread to adjacent areas like Keosha market, Banshtala, Ramchandrapur and Tentulia, the police said.
Within hours, the situation sucked into its vortex with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launching a scathing attack on Governor KN Tripathi for "insulting" her, moments after he rang her up. Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP Modh Salim said that it is not a personal issues between the Chief Minister and Government but more important is that peace and amity be restored. However, Baduria remained tense on the third day of communal violence.
"I have told the Hon'ble governor that "you can not talk to me like this". Condemning the riots, Banerjee said, "This is a serious issue, let me handle it seriously". I have told him that he can not talk like this.He talked big on law and order. They will report to the local police station any attempt to foment trouble - religious or otherwise. She also said that it looked like Governor is a member of BJP. West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose said that by demanding President' rule in Bengal, the BJP and the RSS were only laying bare their game plan. I won't spare the people who set police vehicles on fire. "I warn the leaders of both the communities that I won't tolerate these things".
The North 24 Parganas, with its approximately 26% Muslim population, had seen devastating violence in 2016.
She said the person who posted the objectionable matter on Facebook was arrested immediately.
Accusing the BJP of fomenting communal unrest Banerjee said: "The BJP is spreading false propaganda on social media and creating flare ups".
Following the violent clashes in Baduria and Basirhat areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas over a Facebook post, Section 144 was imposed in Basirhat on Wednesday.