Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn’t endorse

Kolkata: Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.

Banerjee said that she had expressed her desire to quit the Chief Minister’s post at an emergent meeting of the Trinamool Congress, but her decision was not endorsed by those present at the meeting.

“I feel insulted. In the meeting I expressed my desire to step down as Chief Minister, but the meeting did not endorse my decision,” Banerjee told media persons.