In a letter to the chief minister, Banerjee said he was resigning as a cabinet minister. He did not cite any reason behind the move.
“It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the people of West Bengal. I heartily convey my gratitude for getting this opportunity,” he said in the letter.
Banerjee met state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar who accepted his resignation as the forest minister of the state.
The Domjur MLA, who had been airing his grievances against a section of ruling party leaders over the past few weeks, joins the string of TMC leaders and legislators who recently quit the Mamata Banerjee camp.
Most of them, including his former cabinet colleague Suvendu Adhikari have switched over to the BJP.
Banerjee also said that a copy of the resignation letter has been forwarded to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for “necessary action”.
( With agency inputs)