Summary: (Express Photo) West Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy on Tuesday met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at Raj Bhawan to apprise him of the controversy over the ownership of the "Biswa Bangla" logo. Abhishek Banerjee, who is TMC MP and Trinamool Youth Congress president had yesterday sent a legal notice to Roy claiming that the BJP leader had made "false" statements against him and demanded an apology within 48 hours on receipt of the notice.
Senior officials of the West Bengal government have already refuted Mr. Roy's allegations by stating that "Biswa Bangla" was wholly owned by the State government.
According to the Newspaper, On November 10, Roy had alleged that Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, owned "Biswa Bangla", and it was not a government entity. Mr Sinha had said that Mamata Banerjee had created the Biswa Bangla logo and transferred it to the state government. Mukul Roy after meeting the Governor on Tuesday. "The application of the government of West Bengal is shown as pending/abandoned", Roy has written in his letter, which he has also copied to Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training, seeking inquiry against the two bureaucrats under the All Indian Services Conduct Rules.
Countering Roy's allegations that the Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is owned by Abhishek Banerjee, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Rajiva Sinha said, "The Corporation is not a private entity and is a 100 % government owned company". "She is the creator and we are the user of the logo". Subsequently Abhishek Banerjee had withdrawn the two applications and the registration authority had accepted it, he added.