Kolkata: Mukul Roy has filed a defamation suit against Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee. This comes as a counter to the defamation suit that Abhishek filed against Mukul yesterday over his allegations that Biswa Bangla brand and logo are owned by Abhishek. The court has set 25 November as the date for the hearing.
During a public meeting in Kolkata on 10 November, Mukul Roy had alleged that Biswa Bangla brand and logo are owned by Abhishek and the Mamata Banerjee government is promoting them using public money.
After that Abhishek sent a legal notice to Roy on 13 November demanding a public apology within 48-hours. Roy responded on 15 November, asking Abhishek to withdraw the notice within seven days, failing which he threatened legal steps.