Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to quit as chief minister of West Bengal following her party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls but the TMC rejected her offer. Addressing her first press conference after the election results were declared, she accused the BJP of polarising the people on religious lines to garner votes in West Bengal. "At TMC's internal meeting, I offered to leave the chief minister's post. However, the offer was rejected by the party and I may continue," Banerjee said. The TMC chief also said that an emergency-like situation was created in the state by the BJP to win the elections.
Source: The Telegraph May 25, 2019 12:56 UTC