Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to quit as the chief minister of West Bengal following her party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls but the Trinamool Congress (TMC) rejected it. Addressing her first press conference after the election results were declared, Mamata accused the BJP of polarising 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: Mint May 25, 2019 13:07 UTC