KOLKATA: In another jolt to Mamata Banerjee government ahead of the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections, forest minister Rajib Banerjee resigned from the state cabinet on Friday.
In a letter to the chief minister, Banerjee said he was resigning as a cabinet minister. He did not cite any reason behind the move.
“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 said in the letter.
Banerjee is the fourth minister to resign after Sovan Chatterjee, Suvendu Adhikari and Laxmi Ratan Shukla.
Banerjee met state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar who accepted his resignation .
The Domjur MLA, who had been airing his grievances against a section of ruling party leaders over the past few weeks, joins the string of TMC leaders and legislators who recently quit the Mamata Banerjee camp.
Most of them, including his former cabinet colleague Suvendu Adhikari have switched over to the BJP.
( With agency inputs)