West Bengal: Another shock for Mamata Banerjee as Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee dumps TMC

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee suffered another big blow on Friday.

West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee, who has had several problems with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Mamata Banerjee over the last several months, resigned from his post on Friday.

“I regret to inform you that I hereby render my resignation from my office as Cabinet Minister being in-charge of Forest Department today,” Banerjee said in a letter.

“It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the people of West Bengal. I heartily convey my gratitude for getting this opportunity,” he added.

Rajib Banerjee added that a copy of his resignation letter has been also been sent to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

An MLA from the Domjur Assembly constituency in Howrah district, Rajib Banerjee was also the coordinator of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Howrah district.

Before being appointed as the Forest Minister, Rajib Banerjee was also the Irrigation Minister of West Bengal.

This is the latest in the resignations from the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Former  Trinamool Congress (TMC) strongman Suvendu Adhikari and former Minister of State (MoS) for Sports and Youth Affairs Laxmi Ratan Shukla had resigned from the West Bengal cabinet of Mamata Banerjee.

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