Ahead of the state Assembly polls, West Bengal Cabinet Minister Rajib Banerjee resigned from his post on Friday.
Rajib Banerjee was the Forest Minister in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet. In the resignation letter to the Chief Minister, he did not mention the reason behind his decision.
Rajib Banerjee joined the league of those leaders who have resigned from the TMC government. Former Transport Minister in the TMC government, Suvendu Adhikari among several others joined the BJP in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Midnapore in West Bengal on December 19 last year.
Earlier, Rajib Banerjee had expressed his discontentment over a few leaders in the TMC without revealing their names on Facebook.
“I want to work for the people and there are a few leaders who have been creating obstacles in my work. They falsely implicate my words. I feel sad when the top leadership does not say anything to these leaders,” he had said.
Elections for 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal are slated to take place later this year.