- Rajib Banerjee resignation has been accepted by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
- He’s the third minister to resign from the state authorities in a single month
- He had claimed some TMC leaders have been finishing up propaganda in opposition to him
West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee at the moment resigned from his place. The cupboard minister, the third to resign this month amid an exodus from the ruling Trinamool, broke down as he instructed reporters the explanation for taking the step. He mentioned he was damage as his portfolio was modified with out formally informing him.
“I remorse to tell you that I hereby tender my resignation from my Workplace as Cupboard Minister being answerable for Forest Division on at the moment, i.e., On twenty second of January, 2021,” Mr Banerjee mentioned in his letter to the Chief Minister which was later accepted by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
As we speak, as he emerged from Raj Bhavan after handing over his resignation letter to the Governor, he instructed media individuals that he was damage when he learnt, one fantastic day, from TV information that he had misplaced his portfolio as Minister for Irrigation and had been appointed Minister for Forests.
“There isn’t any downside with the altering of portfolio, however I used to be damage by the best way it was completed,” Mr Banerjee mentioned. “I’m grateful to Mamata Banerjee for guiding me for all of the years. I reiterate my dedication in the direction of working for the folks of Bengal.”
His resignation comes days after he had complained about “some leaders within the Trinamool Congress (TMC)” finishing up propaganda in opposition to him. He had struck a number of discordant notes in opposition to the federal government and the social gathering over for previous two months. Senior TMC chief and minister Partha Chatterjee had held no less than two rounds of talks with him.
“There are a couple of leaders within the social gathering who solely exploit employees. They run false propaganda in opposition to me utilizing some social gathering employees,” he mentioned on January 16 throughout a Fb Stay session, in line with an ANI report. He, nevertheless, didn’t reveal any names.
Ballot-bound West Bengal goes by political turmoil, particularly with an exodus of leaders and employees from the ruling TMC to the BJP in latest months.
In December, one other West Bengal Cupboard Minister Suvendu Adhikari give up the federal government and the Trinamool Congress following an prolonged interval of uncertainty, solely to instantly be part of the BJP. He was adopted by a lot of different TMC functionaries and leaders.
On January 5, Minister of State for Sports activities Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigned. He, nevertheless, has not give up as MLA or from the social gathering.
The nationwide social gathering, in the meantime, is investing appreciable time and power, seeking to change the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool authorities of the state.
Social gathering heavyweights corresponding to President JP Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah have been repeatedly visiting the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, will probably be in Kolkata over the approaching weekend.
Whereas there was no formal announcement but, however Mr Banerjee is predicted to affix the BJP on January 31 when Mr Shah is scheduled to carry a rally in Howrah.