Laxmi Ratan Shukla quit as minister in the Trinamool Congress government led by Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Congress MLA and minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla has stepped down from his post in the government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sources have said. Mr Shukla quitting as Minister of State for Sports comes days after several Trinamool Congress leaders joined the BJP, with the election to the legislative assembly just months away.
The BJP is the biggest challenge to Ms Banerjee and her party in the upcoming election. Her party's troubles started with the exit of her longtime colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP.
Home Minister Amit Shah had said "Didi would be left alone by the time polls come".