Mamata Breaks Silence On Biswa Bangla Row


Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee has broken her silence on the Biswa Bangla controversy over the ownership of logo and brand on Wednesday. She has threatened not to “spare those running a malicious campaign on the issue.

Speaking at the state Assembly afternoon, Mamata Banerjee said that she created Biswa Bangla logo in 2013 “in just one second while moving in a car.”

Biswa Bangla logo is the outcome of my dreams and dreams are priceless…I will not spare those spreading canards on this. People will not forgive any attempt to malign Biswa Bangla,” Banerjee cautioned without naming Mukul Roy. Roy has alleged that Biswa Bangla logo is owned by Chief Minister’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.

The Chief Minister also said that the proposed Biswa Bangla university in Birbhum is not aimed at putting up a challenge to Rabindranath Tagore’s Visva-Bharati.

“Visva-Bharati is Bengal’s pride. Biswa Bangla university may not be able to attain that stature but my aspiration is to project Bengal to the world through it.” Opposition MLA Ashok Bhattacharya had yesterday alleged that the proposed university iss being planned to undermine Visva-Bharati.