Top officials in the Narendra Modi government have dismissed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s recent assertions about the cyclone Yaas review meeting disaster in Kolkata.
Government sources added that, contrary to Mamata’s allegations that she sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clearance three times before leaving the meeting, the Prime Minister did not provide her such permission.
Government officials refuted Mamata’s allegation that she couldn’t attend the meeting because her plans for the day were already set “Mamata Banerjee agreed to participate in the meeting. She altered her mind after learning that the Leader of the Opposition (Suvendu Adhikari) would be attending the meeting, as she states in her letter. As a result, it is evident that her pre-planned timetable was not an issue. This was also confirmed by West Bengal Governor Mamata Banerjee, who tweeted that Mamata told him that if the WB LoP attends the meeting, she will boycott it.”
“Because the Leader of the Opposition was there, Mamata Banerjee chose to skip the review meeting. The Centre made no fuss about it since what mattered was cyclone relief efforts. It was proposed to her that the Prime Minister meet her right after the review meeting because it was the reason he came to WB. Sensing that she might have to wait until the review meeting was over, she chose to block additional officials from coming, effectively cancelling the Prime Minister’s review meeting “sources have been added
Informed sources further refuted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s assertion that she learned of the Prime Minister’s programme and meeting late.
According to sources, “The PM came to survey the devastation caused by Cyclone Yaas. As a result, it will not be completed before the cyclone arrives. In fact, when the prime minister visited WB following Cyclone Amphan last year, the same timetables were followed. Odisha and West Bengal were both notified at the same time this time. Odisha, on the other hand, handled the programme admirably prior to the Bengal visit.”
Following the incident, the Centre recalled West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, ostensibly for missing the review meeting.
Mamata argued that her chief secretary’s recall order was legally unsound, unprecedented, and unconstitutional. The unilateral ruling, which was made without previous consultation with the state, stunned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
According to government officials, however, the All India Services officer chose to disregard his constitutional obligations.
“The Prime Minister was not given a presentation, and no state government officials were present for the PM’s review meeting. Mamata is aware that the facts are against the Chief Secretary, and that his conduct was such that he would face severe disciplinary punishment because he is an All India Services Officer, and it was his responsibility to guarantee that the review meeting was held on time. Officers from all throughout the country are not expected to get involved in politics. Mamata is well aware of this, and his retirement is his final attempt to save him “according to reports