Trinamool Congress MLA Rajib Banerjee on Friday resigned from the post of forest minister.
Banerjee said it was an honour to serve people of West Bengal.
“This is to inform you that I am resigning as the Minister in Charge, Department of Forest, West Bengal from today,” Banerjee tweeted.
In a letter to the CM, Rajib Banerjee said, “I regret to inform you that I hereby tender my resignation from my office as Cabinet minister being in charge of Forest department.”
“It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the people of West Bengal. I heartily convey my gratitude for getting this opportunity. Kindly accept my resignation and oblige,” the letter stated.
In a Facebook post Rajib Banerjee said, “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.”
The minister’s resignation came amid a string of resignations tendered by TMC members.