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Mukul Roy alleges Trinamool Congress slogan is owned by Abhishek Banerjee

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TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee sends defamation notice to Mukul Roy for making corruption allegations

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek on Monday sent a defamation notice to the state's newest BJP member Mukul Roy after the later leveled corruption allegations against him. They had made it clear that the government owned the trademark rights of the Biswa Bangla brand for running stores and showrooms whereas Roy claimed the rights of publication and advertisement of the Biswa Bangla logo was with Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee. He had also said that the All India Trinamool Youth Congress national president owned the party's mouthpiece Jago Bangla. Subhrangshu is the TMC MLA from Bijpur in North 24 Parganas and after Mukul's defection he had maintained that Mukul was his father, but Mamata Banerjee was his leader.

"Can you imagine the slogan of a party being owned by an individual?"

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. It is widely known now that the reason of the fissure between Mamata Banerjee and her long term aide Mukul Roy has been Abhishek Banerjee.

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The notice stated that the remarks made by Roy in regard to "Biswa Bangla" and "Jago Bangla" are false. He has also threatened Roy of initiating criminal and civil action against him if he fails to tender apology in a press conference. Claiming that Mr. Roy had made "malicious and defamatory statements" against Ms. 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".

Roy marked his letter to Union minister of state Jitendra Singh, who looks into the personnel, public grievances and pensions department, saying their conduct needed to be referred to the Centre for enquiry and departmental action.

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