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Alapan Bandyopadhyay Chapter Has Ended, Says Mamata Banerjee | India News


CALCUTTA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on Wednesday that Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a closed chapter now, but stated that her administration will support the former chief secretary of state in the dispute over his not joining the central government.
“The Alapan Bandyopadhyay chapter is over. The West Bengal government will give its full support to Alapan Bandyopadhyay in whatever is happening with him,” Banerjee told reporters when asked about his government’s stance on the fiasco. .
Bandopadhyay was scheduled to retire on May 31, but the state had recently requested and received permission to extend his term for three months as he played a crucial role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the Center gave him a transfer directive, shortly after a dispute broke out over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s post-cyclone review meeting, which the CM and the Chief Secretary of State did not attend.
The bureaucrat, instead of informing Delhi, chose to withdraw amid the center-state fight. He was later appointed CM’s Senior Advisor.
The Union Ministry of the Interior has filed a notice of apparent cause in Bandyopadhyay under a strict provision of the Disaster Management Act that involves imprisonment for up to two years, amid a tug of war between the Center and the Mamata government. Banerjee for him.
Bandyopadhyay has already started working as a senior advisor and was present at Wednesday’s state irrigation department meeting chaired by Mamata Banerjee.

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