CM Mamata Banerjee (File photo)
Kolkata: West Bengal (West Bengal) The issue of sudden transfer of Central Secretary is growing instead of being silent. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) requesting him to withdraw the Centre’s order summoning West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Banerjee. Banerjee further said that his government was not releasing Bandopadhyay. Center can call West Bengal secretary but Mamata can refuse: expert
In a five-page letter to the Prime Minister, Banerjee requested the Center to reconsider its decision to extend his three-month tenure. “I am shocked and shocked by the unilateral order to summon the West Bengal chief secretary to Delhi,” he said in the letter. This unilateral order will not stand the test of law, it is historically unprecedented and completely unconstitutional. ”
In a five-page letter, Banerjee wrote, “The West Bengal government cannot leave the Chief Secretary at this critical time, or release him.”
The Chief Minister further requested in the letter that the Chief Minister’s order to extend the term of the Chief Secretary for the next three months from June 1 after consultation with the State Government would be considered effective only. “I humbly request you to reconsider and reconsider your decision,” he told the prime minister. Cancel the so-called order in the larger public interest. On behalf of the people of West Bengal, I urge you to work sincerely and in good spirits. ”
“The West Bengal government cannot and will not release the Chief Secretary at this critical time,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote in a letter to the Prime Minister, requesting that the decision be reversed, reconsidered and the latest so-called order revoked.
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He said in a letter to the Prime Minister that federal cooperation was the pillar of the legal framework for the All India Service and the laws enacted for it, Banerjee wrote: “
He said, “I hope the latest order (transfer of the Chief Secretary to Delhi) and my meeting with you in Kalikunda have nothing to do.” Banerjee said, “I just wanted to talk to you, the way the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister usually meet. But you also called a local MLA from your party during this time, although it does not make sense for him to be present at the PM-CM meeting.”
Banerjee said the Centre’s order was against the interests of the state and that the chief secretary had recently personally justified the suffering, but he was still doing his job. On May 28, the Center sought Bandopadhyay’s services in an emergency decision and asked the state government to immediately release the top bureaucrat in the state.
This is not the time to fight the state governments, this is the time to fight Corona together. This is the time to help the state governments, to provide them with vaccines, to work with all the state governments to become a team India. Fighting and politics have taken a lifetime pic.twitter.com/qwUVjcLA3i
– Arvind Kejriwal (Arvind Kejriwal) May 31, 2021
At the same time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that it was not time to fight the coronavirus, it was time to fight the coronavirus. This is the time to help state governments, to provide them with vaccines. It is time to work with all the state governments to become Team India. It has taken a whole life to fight, to fight politics. ”
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the constitutional system in West Bengal has become a bond between arrogance and anarchy. Pride and anarchy have hijacked the constitutional system. If you have become the Chief Minister by taking the oath of the Constitution, then you have to respect the constitutional values and institutions.
It is noteworthy that just four days after West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay was given an extension of his tenure, the Center sought his services on Friday night and asked the state government to release the officer immediately. The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has termed the move as “forced deputation”.
Bandopadhyay, a 1987 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre, will retire on May 31 after completing 60 years of age. However, after the approval of the Center, his term was extended for three months. The Center had directed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to summon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Delhi a few hours after concluding a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in just 15 minutes.