On July 15, the Trinamool Congress had urged the Election Commission to conduct by-elections to fill seven casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal.
In the light of rules, propriety or federal sanctity, the Bengal Chief Secretary has placed himself in a very awkward situation, by design or default. There is a lesson to all civil servants in this.
Former bureaucrats on Monday criticised the Center’s attempt to recall West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
Why is the Centre acting like a crybaby demanding back a toy it had just gifted due to a perceived slight?
It was West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who had written to the Centre on May 12 urging to grant Banerjee an extension considering his experience of handling the Covid-19 pandemic
West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay was granted an extension for a period of three months.