He submitted his resignation to Deputy Speaker Biswabandhu Sen.
"I have been requesting for long to relieve me from the responsibility. I am a person who is expert in building organisation. I am grateful that BJP has relieved me from the post. I want the party to become strong. However, I have not resigned from my MLA post and the membership of the BJP," he told ANI.
The two names which are in the race for the post of Speaker are present Deputy Speaker Biswabandhu Sen and MLA Ratan Chakraborty, Das further said.