Kolkata: Sulking West Bengal Congress
minister Manoj Chakraborty, who had dubbed the Mamata Banerjee
government "dictatorial" after she divested him of two
portfolios, on Tuesday formally submitted his resignation.
Chakraborty, a legislator from Berhampore in Murshidabad
district who was last week permitted by the Congress high
command to quit the ministry, said that his resignation
letter has been sent to the chief minister.
"In my two-line letter I said that I tender my
resignation from the ministry and request her to accept it,"
Chakraborty, a minister of state, had sent his
resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi after Banerjee
stripped him of the Parliamentary Affairs and Cottage and
Small Scale Industries portfolios.
After he was given charge as minister of state for food
processing, he had hit back dubbing the state government as
dictatorial and also questioned the chief minister`s
Chakraborty, a close associate of senior party MP Adhir
Ranjan Choudhary, had said he was not informed before the
change of his portfolios.
WBPCC president Pradip Bhattacherjee said that his
party had not yet decided on a replacement for Chakraborty.