“I Don’t Desire The Chair, The Chair Wants Me”: Mamata Banerjee Says After Her Resignation Was Rejected At Party MeetWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Even as she offered to resign as party head during an emergency meeting called yesterday (25 May), West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee asserted that it was not she who wanted to be chief minister but the position which was drawn to her, reports The Times of India.

“Ami chair ke chai na, chair er amake chai (I don’t desire the chair, the chair wants me),” Banerjee remarked at a press conference following the party meeting

Apart from this, Banerjee expressed dissatisfaction with being deserted by voters even after what she claimed was the “commendable work” of her government. She also maintained that she would continue to interact closely with the Muslim community by such actions such as attending Iftars even if it meant being criticised for Muslim appeasement.

Trinamool faced substantial losses in the Lok Sabha polls this time, seeing its tally go down to 22 out of 42 seats in the state, largely due to a BJP surge which saw the saffron party make massive gains to clinch 18 seats.

Also Read: ‘Offered To Resign From CM Post But Party Rejected It’: Mamata Banerjee

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber