Hitting out at West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused him of threatening and insulting her and said she even thought of quitting office over this "humiliation".
Alleging that the Governor threatened her over the phone, Banerjee said, "The way he spoke taking the side of BJP, I felt insulted. I have told him that he cannot talk like this."
"He (the governor) is behaving like a block president of BJP. He should understand that he has been nominated to the post.... We are not the servants of anyone," a combative Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.
Banerjee said the Governor spoke to her in connection with a communal incident in the state.
"BJP leaders were meeting him and the Governor is saying whatever he likes," she said, and asked, "Why should he take one side?"
"I appeal to the Governor, don't behave like this."
The Governor for his part expressed surprise over Banerjee's "attitude and language" and said there was nothing in his talk for which the chief minister felt insulted, threatened or humiliated.