Meghalaya Guv. denied slot at Kolkata book fair

first_imgMeghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday claimed that the organisers of the Kolkata book fair backtracked after giving him permission to read his book on Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee there. He said that he would visit the publisher’s stall on Monday and sign copies of his book. When contacted, Publishers and Booksellers Guild general secretary Tridib Chatterjee declined to comment on the issue.Reading session Mr. Roy said the organisers had given him permission to hold a book reading session on February 4 but they backtracked citing “unavoidable circumstances”. The book titled Bharatkeshari Yugpurush Shyamaprasad, a political critique and life sketch on Mookerjee, was released last month. Mr. Roy, who was earlier BJP’s West Bengal unit chief, has been a bitter critic of the Mamata Banerjee government. “A few days ago, I spoke to Tridip Chatterjee, and told him that I would like to have a reading session of my new book. He said he will arrange it and there won’t be any problem. But recently he told me that the slot can’t be given to me. I don’t know why he backtracked,” Mr. Roy said.last_img