Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal on Saturday said its Minister Manoj Chakraborty would send his resignation letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday but a decision on his replacement in the ministry was yet to be taken.

Chakraborty was allowed by the party high command to step down from the ministry after his outbursts against Banerjee.

"With today and tomorrow being weekend holidays in state government offices and Monday also being a holiday in the state, Chakraborty would put in his papers on Tuesday," WBPCC chief Pradip Bhattacherjee told reporters here with Chakraborty sitting beside him.

Asked whether the Congress was going to offer a replacement for Chakraborty in the government, Bhattacherjee said, "I cannot say anything at this moment because we have not discussed it with our party high command.

"Let us discuss it. Pradesh Congress has also not discussed it among ourselves... What we have decided is that let this chapter is over. In the next chapter we will decide what is to be done."

Chakraborty, a minister of state was divested of two of his portfolios - Cottage and Small Scale Industries and Parliamentary Affairs and instead given Food Processing department after he dubbed functioning of the Chief Minister as "dictatorial".

Reading out a statement announcing his decision to quit, Chakraborty said he felt humiliated as he was not consulted by the Chief Minister before effecting the change.

"Therefore I sought the approval of Congress president to tender my resignation from the council of ministers headed by Mamata Banerjee," he said.

(Agencies)