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Kolkata: TRINAMOOL leader Sovan Chatterjee has rubbished the speculations that he is going to step down as the Mayor of Kolkata for allegedly having invited the wrath of party supremo Mamata Banerjee over his marital dispute.

“I don’t know what is the basis of such speculations! Those who are making such wild speculations can only answer. This is absolutely a wild rumour. I know where I am standing and I am not bothered by such rumour-mongering,” Chatterjee told reporters on the sidelines of Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s budget session today.

Speculations were making the rounds for the past few days that Chatterjee will resign as the Mayor as Mamata Banerjee was unhappy with the mud-slinging in the media over his marital discord with wife Ratna Chatterjee.

The speculations got a shot in the arm yesterday after Chatterjee remained absent from a Trinamool core committee meeting at Nazrul Macha and also from the inauguration of Garden Reach Flyover by the Chief Minister. But for now, Chatterjee has poured cold water on all such speculations.