West Bengal Minister of State for Youth Companies and Sports activities Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Tuesday resigned from his put up, and stepped down as Howrah district president of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Sources mentioned Shukla despatched his resignation letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and mailed a duplicate to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The minister’s resignation got here virtually a fortnight after state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari left the ruling social gathering and joined the BJP. The previous Indian cricketer’s choice sparked hypothesis that he would be part of the BJP forward of BJP nationwide president JP Nadda’s go to to the state this month.
Nevertheless, Mamata Banerjee dismissed hypothesis that Shukla would additionally give up the TMC. “He’s an excellent boy. He wrote within the letter that he needs to pay attention extra on cricket. He’ll proceed as MLA. Don’t attempt to speculate. I welcome his choice and I want him all the perfect.”