Kolkatta, 3/6 (AO Bureau): Former Chief Secretary of West Bengal Alapan Bandopadhyay has responded to the show cause notice of the Centre. The central government had issued a ‘show cause’ notice to Bandopadhyay on May 31. He was going to retire on the same day. Earlier, BJP leader Shubhendu Adhikari on Wednesday alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government was shielding former state chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay as he was aware of the Trinamool Congress government’s irregularities in handling the COVID-19 in the state.
Alapan Bandopadhyay, a 1987 batch Indian Administrative Service officer, was due to retire on May 31, but the state had sought permission to extend his tenure by three months, which he got last month. For this, the state government had cited the work being done under his leadership regarding the management of the second wave of Kovid-19 in West Bengal.
PM Modi’s review meeting was on May 28
Bandopadhyay was asked by the central government to report to the North Block in Delhi after the cyclonic storm, which arose after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s review meeting with Chief Minister Banerjee on May 28. Shubhendu Adhikari alleged
Shubhendu Adhikari told reporters after meeting Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan, “Alapan Bandopadhyay is aware of many wrongdoings of Trinamool Congress. He hid these acts and took no action to redress them. So, Bengal Chief Minister is excited to save Bandopadhyay.