Sovan Chatterjee resigns from post of Kolkata Mayor

Kolkata: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday resigned from the post of Kolkata Mayor following an argument with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Sovan had resigned as West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services and Housing minister on November 20, following which State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim took charge of both departments.

Allegedly, Chatterjee was spending more time with a woman with whom he is alleged to have an affair, and the happenings in his personal life did not seem to go down well with the party.

If sources are to be believed, the problems had emerged in the party from quite some time. However, the final trigger was pulled on Tuesday, resulting in the minister tendering his resignation.