Kolkata: Sovan Chatterjee submitted his resignation on Tuesday to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s important position-holder secretary Goutam Sanyal. He will resign from the post of Mayor on Wednesday.
According to sources, Sovan Chatterjee had a heated argument with Mamata Banerjee soon after Vidhan Sabha session’s first half concluded.
After this, Chatterjee decided to resign from his two ministerial posts. His resignation has been accepted by the state government and it has been forwarded to Raj Bhawan.
Sovan has always been close to Mamata Banerjee. Mamata calls him ‘Kanan’ dearly. But a crack in their relationship has come to the limelight several times. Mamata had several times cautioned the minister about his responsibilities. It is being alleged that he was not following orders of the CM.
Apart from being the Mayor of Kolkata, he also held two portfolios of Emergency and fire services and Housing. According to sources, he has not resigned from the position of Mayor.
No statement has been released from the TMC party yet. A distance was created between Sovan and the party since several days. An alleged affair is the reason behind it for which he was removed from South 24 parganas’ district TMC post.
Few years ago, it was alleged that he has an alleged affair with a professor of a college in Kolkata for which he has no more relation with his wife and children.