The former Bengal forest minister had put in his papers as the cupboard minister final week saying that he was pressured to take this determination after being publicly humiliated by a bit of the celebration’s leaders
Kolkata: Hours after quitting because the MLA of the West Bengal Assembly, Rajib Banerjee on Friday resigned from the first membership of the TMC, intensifying hypothesis that he may quickly swap over to the BJP.
Banerjee despatched his resignation letter to TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, thanking her for the alternatives given to him to serve the folks of the state.
“I do hereby tender my resignation as a member of the All India Trinamool Congress as well as from all other positions held by me in the party and its associates with immediate effect,” Banerjee, who had stepped down from the state cupboard final week, wrote in his resignation letter.
The former forest minister, after ending his two-decade-old relationship with the TMC, stated he would at all times worth the time he spent as a member of the celebration.
Rajib, who represented the Domjur Assembly seat additionally submitted his resignation to Speaker Biman Banerjee within the morning.
“I have resigned as MLA of the state Assembly. I have submitted my resignation letter to the speaker. I thank my party supremo Mamata Banerjee for providing me with an opportunity to serve the masses,” he stated.
Replying to a question concerning the possibilities of his switchover to the BJP, Banerjee stated, “If you want to serve the masses, you need to be associated with a political party. People always want a politician to be associated with a party. But I have not spoken with BJP leaders so far.”
He, nevertheless, confused that he’ll “continue to serve the people of my constituency in the days to come”.
Incidentally, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to deal with a rally in Banerjee’s house district Howrah on 31 January. Extending his gratitude to the chief minister, the previous minister stated, “Mamata Banerjee is like a mother figure to me. I am indebted to her for providing me with this platform… This is an emotional moment for me.”
Joining the rising listing of dissenters who’ve put the ruling camp in a good spot forward of the Assembly elections, Banerjee final week put in his papers as the cupboard minister and stated he was pressured to take this determination after being publicly humiliated by a bit of the celebration’s leaders for airing his grievances over their fashion of functioning.
He is the third minister to stop the state cupboard within the final two months after Suvendu Adhikari, who crossed over to the BJP, and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who expressed his need to stop politics.
The TMC management, over the previous month, held a number of rounds of dialogue with Banerjee to deal with his grievances. State parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee and the celebration’s ballot strategist Prashant Kishor had met the chief and tried to pacify him.
According to TMC sources, he had been having variations over varied points with the district chairman of Howrah and state minister Arup Roy. Banerjee, a well-liked mass chief in Howrah, influences eight of the 16 Assembly seats within the district.
Elections to the 294-member Assembly are more likely to be held in April-May this yr.
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