Former TMC youth wing general secretary sent legal notice to Suvendu Adhikari

News Desk: Vinay Mishra, former TMC youth wing general secretary, who is facing an investigation by the CBI in the cattle and coal smuggling cases, has sent a legal notice to BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari through his lawyer stating that he had falsely shared wrong information on Mishra’s citizenship status.

On June 11, Suvendu Adhikari had said in a tweet that Mishra was made the TMC youth wing general secretary in 2020 when he was not a citizen of India. Suvendu Adhikari claimed that Mishra had taken citizenship of Vanuatu, an Island in South Pacific, in 2018.

“In year 2018 Vinay Mishra seems to be a Citizen of VANUATU and renouncing Indian citizenship. In year 2020 the same person is made the General Secretary of TMC Youth wing. Drawing the kind attention of ECI, does Indian law permit a foreigner to be a part of a political party?” wrote Suvendu Adhikari on Twitter.

In his legal notice, Mishra has said that he had left India on September 16, 2020, prior to the initiation of the case by CBI. Mishra further writes that he had resigned from the TMC Youth Congress post before surrendering his passport on December 19, 2020.