West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee at present resigned from his place. The cupboard minister didn’t cite any causes for his choice and comes amid a current string of exits from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress because the state heads for Assembly elections in March-April.
“I regret to inform you that I hereby tender my resignation from my Office as Cabinet Minsiter being in charge of Forest Department on today, i.e., On 22nd of January, 2021,” Mr Banerjee stated in his letter to the Chief Minister.
His transfer comes days after he had complained about “some leaders in the Trinamool Congress (TMC)” finishing up propaganda towards him.
“There are a few leaders in the party who only exploit workers. They run false propaganda against me using some party workers,” he had stated on January 16, in response to an ANI report. He had, nonetheless, not talked about any names.
The poll-bound West Bengal goes by means of political turmoil the place there was an exodus of leaders and staff from the ruling TMC to BJP in current months.
In December, one other West Bengal Cabinet Minister Suvendu Adhikari stop the federal government and the Trinamool Congress following an prolonged interval of uncertainty, solely to instantly be part of the BJP. He was joined by a lot of different TMC functionaries and leaders. The nationwide occasion is investing appreciable time and vitality, trying to change the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool authorities of the state.
Party heavyweights similar to President JP Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah have been frequently visiting the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, shall be in Kolkata over the approaching weekend.