- 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 towards him
West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee at present resigned from his place. The cupboard minister didn’t cite any causes for his choice, nevertheless it comes amid a current string of exits from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress because the state heads for Meeting elections in March-April.
“I remorse to tell you that I hereby tender my resignation from my Workplace as Cupboard Minister being in command of Forest Division on at present, 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.
He’s the third minister to resign from the state authorities in a single month. At present, as he emerged from Raj Bhavan after handing over his resignation letter to the Governor, he advised media individuals that he was harm when he learnt, one tremendous day, from TV information that he had misplaced his portfolio as Minister for Irrigation and had been appointed Minister for Forests.
“There is no such thing as a drawback with the altering of portfolio, however I used to be harm by the best way it was finished,” Mr Banerjee mentioned. “I’m grateful to Mamata Banerjee for guiding me for all of the years. I reiterate my dedication in direction of working for the individuals of Bengal.”
His resignation comes days after he had complained about “some leaders within the Trinamool Congress (TMC)” finishing up propaganda towards him. He had struck a number of discordant notes towards the federal government and the get together over for previous two months. Senior TMC chief and minister Partha Chatterjee had held at the least two rounds of talks with him.
“There are a couple of leaders within the get together who solely exploit employees. They run false propaganda towards me utilizing some get together employees,” he mentioned on January 16 throughout a Fb Dwell session, in response to an ANI report. He, nonetheless, didn’t reveal any names.
Ballot-bound West Bengal goes by means of political turmoil, particularly with an exodus of leaders and employees from the ruling TMC to the BJP in current 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, nonetheless, has not give up as MLA or from the get together.
The nationwide get together, in the meantime, is investing appreciable time and vitality, seeking to exchange the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool authorities of the state.
Occasion heavyweights akin to President JP Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah have been frequently 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 anticipated to hitch the BJP on January 31 when Mr Shah is scheduled to carry a rally in Howrah.