Party rejected my offer to quit as CM, says Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata: Forty-eight hours after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finally broke her silence.
At the first press conference held by Banerjee the after poll results were announced, she said that she offered to resign from the post of Chief Minister, however, her party, All India Trinamool Congress, did not endorse it.
"The first thing that I had said in the meeting was that I want to resign and only continue as the party president. But, my party leaders and workers did not endorse it," Banerjee said.
Banerjee made a few structural changes following the review meeting she held on Saturday at her Kalighat residence. It was attended by all elected MPs of her party, district presidents and senior leaders. The party supremo added that she would, henceforth dedicate more time to her party than to the government. "I have fulfilled my election manifesto. We have delivered all our promises. It's now time to focus and dedicate more time to the party," she said.
(With inputs from DNA)