New Delhi: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee dropped a bomb on Saturday and said she offered to resign in the meeting that was meant to evaluate the party's performance in the recently concluded election. She said, "I have told my party, for six months I have been unable to work. I was a powerless Chief Minister. I cannot accept that. I don't want to continue as Chief Minister. The chair is nothing for me. Party symbol is most important for me."

Interestingly Mamata's offer was rejected by the party of which she herself is the supremo. This almost looks similar to the Congress working committee earlier in the day where media reports suggest Rahul Gandhi offered to resign as party president which was rejected by his own party. However, Congress officially denied these reports.

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But, Mamata didn't offer to resign as TMC chief but just as the Bengal CM. This move comes after the party was cut down to 21 from it's earlier tally of 34 in 2014. BJP significantly rose from just 2 seats to a whopping 18 seats, leaving TMC baffled. 

In her first press conference, Mamata couldn't hide her disappointment and disbelief. She said, "I can't accept this. How can BJP win so many seats in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana? People are scared to speak but I am not."