Kolkata, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Maloy Ghatak and forwarded the letter to Governor M K Narayanan for acceptance.

Mr Ghatak tendered his resignation yesterday at the directive of Ms Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress supremo, after party candidate Dola Sen suffered defeat in Asansol Lok Sabha constituency.

Mr Ghatak, who had unsuccessfully contested from Asansol in the previous five elections, was in charge of the party in the constituency this time.

BJP candidate Babul Supriyo won the battle defeating Dola Sen, a prominent trade union leader of the Trinamool Congress.

Allegations were raised inside the party that Mr Ghatak, who was said to be against Ms Sen getting the party ticket from Asansol,sabotaged the party's prospect.

(Posted on 20-05-2014)