Mamata Banerjee writes letter to Prime Minister, says she will not release the Chief Secretary

Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, saying that the "unilateral order" requiring Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to report to the Centre had left her "shocked and stunned." Mr Bandyopadhyay was supposed to report to Delhi at 10 a.m., but the Chief Minister stated in the letter that he will stay and manage the Covid problem in her state. After a squabble over Mamata Banerjee's failure to attend a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, the Chief Secretary was instructed to relocate to the capital. His recall order came just hours after Mamata Banerjee skipped a Cyclone Yaas review meeting with Prime Minister Modi, opting instead to meet him shortly after his helicopter landed at the Kalaikunda air base in Bengal before heading for another meeting.

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