Mamata offers to step down, says don’t want to continue as CM

Mamata Banerjee, addressing her first press conference after setback in Bengal, said she did not want to continue as chief minister and had told the
TMC office-bearers.

Written by May 25, 2019 21:50

New Delhi: Not just Congress President Rahul Gandhi but also another party president today offered to step down from the Chief Minister’s post.

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee, addressing her first press conference after setback in Bengal, said she did not want to continue as chief minister and had told the
TMC office-bearers.

“I have told my party, for six months I have been unable to work. I was a powerless chief minister. I cannot accept that. I don’t want to continue as chief minister. The chair is nothing for me. Party symbol is most important for me,” Mamata Banerjee told reporters.

Mamata meets Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

The BJP dealt a huge blow to TMC, winning 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats while Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool was restricted to 22 seats.