BJP leader Mukul Roy described Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Mamata Banerjee’s offer to quit as the West Bengal chief minister following her party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls as nothing but a drama to stay in the news. Banerjee would never step down from the chief minister’s post as she was more keen on relishing the powers of the chair, he said.

“Mamata Banerjee offering to quit is nothing but a drama. She said all these only to stay in the news headlines. To whom did she submit her resignation? She herself is the party (TMC). Has anybody seen her resignation papers?

“I think she submitted the resignation to herself and then rejected it on her own,” the BJP leader mocked while speaking to reporters here.

“She (Banerjee) is more keen on relishing the powers of chief minister and will never resign unless the people of West Bengal use their democratic rights to throw her out,” Roy, who was Banerjee’s right-hand man before joining the BJP, said.