TMC plans tit-for-tat rally to counter Mukul Roy

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"Since the government has promoted the brand, someone must have gained financially", said Mukul Roy's advocate Som Mondal.

Ms. Banerjee also threatened to file civil and criminal defamation suits if the same was not done.

Refuting BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy's comments relating to Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation, a senior West Bengal government official on Saturday said the company is wholly owned by the state government.


On the heels of expelled Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy's allegations, TMC Youth leader Abhishek Banerjee has sent a legal notice to Roy demanding an unconditional apology within 48 hours, failing which legal action would be taken against him. "I heard of that the legal notice would be served to me".

Three days later, TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee slapped legal notice on TMC's former national general secretary Mukul Roy for "causing severe damage to his reputation and goodwill" by making false and misleading statements. In his letter, Roy has attached two attachments, one (bearing number 2633535 on 26/11/2013, journal no 1796 entry number 27 and still visible in the central government website) which shows Abhishek Banerjee to be owner of the Biswa Bangla brand.

Claiming that Roy had made "malicious and defamatory statements" against Banerjee at a public rally on November 10, his counsel Sanjay Basu said in the notice that the allegations were "deliberately sensationalised to defame our client".


Mr. Roy, who recently shifted loyalties from the TMC to the BJP, produced a certificate of registration of trademark in the name of Mr. Banerjee.

"The brand was given to the government by the chief minister".

The next day, Rajiva Sinha, additional chief secretary, department of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises said, "The Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is no private entity". The paid up capital is financed 100% by the Department of MSME and Textiles.


Roy however hit back with an immediate response.

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