The Union Home Ministry had on May 31 served a show-cause notice to Bandyopadhyay under a stringent provision of the Disaster Management Act that entails imprisonment up to two years
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had alleged that Alapan Bandyopadhyay was targeted by the central government due to a 'political vendetta'.
On Monday, Alapan Bandyopadhyay retired from service amid row with the Centre and will now be serving as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Chief Advisor.
On the day he took oath as an MLA, Roy refused to speak to the media on the Bengal situation, arguing that there are times when one should value silence.
Mamata Banerjee had indicated to me that she would boycott the PM’s cyclone review meet if leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari would be present, governor Jagdeep Dhankar said
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to relieve the officer and shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday requesting him to rescind the May 28 order. The order has not been cancelled so far.
Mamata Banerjee, however, asserted that her administration will stand by the former chief secretary of the state on the row over his not joining the central government.
West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay retired on Monday. He will now serve as Mamata Banerjee’s advisor for the next three years.
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