Mamata’s offer to quit only a drama: BJP
BJP leader Mukul Roy on Sunday described Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee’s offer to quit as the West Bengal Chief Minister following her party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha poll as nothing but a drama to stay in the news.Ms. Banerjee would never step down from the CM’s post as she was more keen on relishing the powers of the chair, he said. “Mamata Banerjee offering to quit is nothing but a drama. To whom did she submit her resignation? She herself is the party (TMC). Has anybody seen her resignation papers? I think she submitted the resignation to herself and then rejected it on her own,” the BJP leader mocked. “She (Ms. Banerjee) is more keen on relishing the powers of the Chief Minister and will never resign unless the people of West Bengal use their democratic rights to throw her out,” Mr. Roy, who was Ms. Banerjee’s right-hand man before joining the BJP, said. The TMC chief had on Saturday had offered to quit as the West Bengal CM at the party’s internal meeting in view of its drubbing in the Lok Sabha poll at the hands of the BJP, but her offer was rejected by the party. Reacting to Ms. Banerjee’s statement that she would continue to attend iftar parties without caring for the appeasement jibes as she was “ready to be kicked by the cow that gives milk”, Ms. Roy said the TMC chief should come clean on whether she was calling the Muslim community “cow”. “I will also like to request the people of the Muslim community to think on this,” he said.