West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee in the present day resigned from his place. The cupboard minister didn’t cite any causes for his resolution, but it surely 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 answerable for Forest Division on in the present day, i.e., On 22nd of January, 2021,” Mr Banerjee mentioned in his letter to the Chief Minister. He’s the third minister to resign from the state authorities in a single month.
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 a minimum of two rounds of talks with him.
“There are a number 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 response to an ANI report. He, nonetheless, 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 current months.
In December, one other West Bengal Cupboard Minister Suvendu Adhikari stop the federal government and the Trinamool Congress following an prolonged interval of uncertainty, solely to instantly be a 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 stop as MLA or from the social gathering.
The nationwide social gathering, in the meantime, is investing appreciable time and vitality, trying to substitute the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool authorities of the state.
Get together heavyweights resembling President JP Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah have been often visiting the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, shall 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.