Guwahati News Desk: West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from his designation as Cabinet Minister on Friday right before the assembly elections in the state.
The leader took the step amid a recent string of exits from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.
Banerjee wrote in a Facebook post along with the resignation letter which said, “Hope you all are doing well. This is to inform you that I am resigning as the Minister in Charge, Department of Forest, West Bengal from today. Over the years I have tried to do my duty with full responsibility and diligence”.
“I have considered each one of you as my extended family and your support has always motivated me to go the extra mile and be at your service in a better way possible, hence I am announcing my formal resignation on this platform and have informed the concerned authority as well. I hope that in the years to come I will be able to be at each of your services in the best way possible as that has been the sole reason I am into politics,” he added.