Two days after the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed media and said that she had offered to party to quit as Chief Minister and undertake the role of party president.
In the press conference on Saturday evening, Mamata Banerjee went on to speak at length on the verdict given by the people of the country. In West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee-led Trinamool won 22 seats while BJP won a massive 18 seats. BJP that seemed negligible in the state till the last election made inroads in the state and gave a tough competition to the ruling Trinamool under Mamata Banerjee.
Speaking to media Mamata Banerjee said:
"I said to my party that I don't want to continue as a Chief Minister. Told them that I want to continue as Party president," she said.
Attacking the BJP yet again, and alleging that they had a nexus with the EC, she said:
"Since January, everything was under ECI. An emergency-like-situation was prevalent in Bengal. Their setting matched. Modi ji had said he'll get 300 and he got. BJP has spent a lot of money which can put any scam to shame. The media was controlled. So was EC."
Her press conference came hours after the CWC meeting of the Congress party at AICC HQ where Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation that was rejected by the CWC members.
Addressing official press conference on the same, Randeep Singh Surjewala said:
"Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his address to the CWC offered his resignation which the CWC members unanimously and with one voice rejected and requested the Congress president for his guidance and leadership. CWC recommended the Congress president thorough introspection for a complete overall and a detailed re-structuring at every level. A plan about the same will come into play in the coming days. CWC will further inspect on the reasons for the same."
On May 25, Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and posted a poem:
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