Kolkata: Before the impending assembly elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received another setback on Friday when state forest minister Rajiv Banerjee resigned from the state cabinet. Banerjee wrote a letter to the Chief Minister informing him that he was resigning from the post of Cabinet Minister. He did not give any reason for resigning.
He wrote in the letter, “It is a great honor to serve the people of West Bengal. I express my heartfelt gratitude for giving me this opportunity. ” Banerjee, who represents Domjud, has been raising her voice against a section of the ruling party for the past few weeks. Banerjee also said that a copy of the resignation has been sent to Governor Jagdeep Dhakhad for ‘necessary action’. Which they have also accepted.
Significantly, Rajiv Banerjee did not attend many previous cabinet meetings, after which it was being speculated that he could leave his post. However, he has not resigned from the membership of the party yet.