Banerjee said that she had expressed her desire to quit the Chief Minister's post at an emergent meeting of the Trinamool Congres, but her decision was not endorsed by those present at the meeting.
Accompanied by few senior leaders of the party, he submitted to the governor the resolution passed by the meeting of party legislators electing him as the leader.
Delhi BJP chief and winner from North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency Manoj Tiwari expressed confidence that the party would wrest power from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the capital.
Addressing a press conference after the CWC meet at the party headquarters, spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "Rahul Gandhi offered to resign during the CWC meeting but the members of the committee in unison asked him to lead the party in the challenging conditions."
Ask local leaders and people and they cite reasons like Congress turncoats benefitting BJP's Smriti Irani and apparent lack of interest of Rahul as well as his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra this time.
The report, which also focussed on wealth, education and other details of MLAs, said 24 legislators (75 per cent) declared Rs 10 crore plus wealth. 15 MLAs of the SDF and 11 of the SKM have Rs 1 crore plus with assets. SDF's Dilliram Thapa has declared over Rs 67 crore wealth.
Of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, the Left won just one -- down from eight seats in the outgoing Lok Sabha, while Congress-led UDF won the rest. The BJP failed to open its account in the state.
The Trinamool, which had won 34 seats in the general elections five years back, saw its number drastically slashed to 22 this time, amid a saffron surge that gave the Bharatiya Janata Party an unprecedented 18 seats. The BJP had won only two seats in 2014.
The former Chief Minister asked party workers not to waste time but to launch a door-to-door campaign and create awareness about the anti-people policies of the BJP at the Centre and in the state.