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Another West Bengal minister resigns from Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet | India News


CALCUTTA: In another shake-up to the Mamata Banerjee government ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, Forestry Minister Rajib Banerjee tendered his resignation as cabinet minister.
In a letter to the prime minister, Banerjee said he was resigning as cabinet minister. He did not cite any reason behind the move.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the people of West Bengal. I wholeheartedly convey my gratitude for having this opportunity,” he said in the letter.
Banerjee met with the state governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, who accepted his resignation as the state’s minister of forests.

Another West Bengal minister resigns from Mamata Banerjee's cabinet | India News

The Domjur MLA, which had been airing its complaints against a section of the ruling party leaders for the past few weeks, joins the series of TMC leaders and legislators who recently left the Mamata Banerjee camp.
Most of them, including his former cabinet colleague Suvendu Adhikari, have joined the BJP.
Banerjee also said that a copy of the resignation letter has been sent to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to “take the necessary measures.”
( With contributions from the agency)

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