Kolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy has urged Governor KN Tripathi to take disciplinary action against two senior IAS officers of the state for allegedly violating service rules on the Biswa Bangla ownership controversy.
Roy called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan today and submitted a memorandum with the demand for action against state home secretary Atri Bhattacharya and MSME department secretary Rajiva Sinha.
The move comes within 24-hours of Trinamool MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee sending a legal notice to Roy demanding a public apology for claiming that Biswa Bangla brand and logo are owned by Abhishek, but state government is promoting it with public money. [READ: Mukul’s jibe was to please his new political masters: Mamata’s nephew says in legal notice]
Roy, who had been a lieutenant to Mamata Banerjee, has apprised the Governor that the two IAS officers held a Press conference at Nabanna on 11 November and refuted his suggestion that Abhishek is the owner of Biswa Bangla. According to Roy, the two officers have lied on record and thus have flouted the all India service rules.
He has already written to the Union government demanding action against Bhattacharya and Sinha. To exert more weight to his offensive, Roy has now demanded the intervention of the Governor, who happens to be the constitutional head of the state and in turn the boss to all the state government servants.
Highly placed sources said that the Governor might summon the two senior IAS officers to Raj Bhavan to hear out their version.