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Shibu Soren quits Union ministry

July 24, 2004 14:01 IST
Last Updated: July 24, 2004 19:35 IST


Coal Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren, against whom an arrest warrant has been issued by a Jharkhand court in a murder case, resigned from the Union council of ministers on Saturday.

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The resignation has been accepted by President A P J Abdul Kalam.

Soren is an accused in the Chirrudih massacre of 1975, in which 10 people were killed.

Late on Saturday evening the prime minister had sent a letter to Soren's personal staff in New Delhi seeking the minister's resignation.

Party sources in Ranchi, earlier in the day, had indicated that Soren may wait till Monday, when his bail application will be heard in the high court, before deciding whether to step down.

The resignation was handed over to the prime minister at his residence by a JMM delegation in the afternoon.

The delegation comprised members of Parliament Tek Lal Mahato, Sudhan Marandi and Hemant Soren.

They were accompanied by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

 


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Sub: Blatant Media!

Wow! Just a plain news about Soren? Where is that familiar sarcasm, expert comments, views, manipulating lines inserted in the so called report so common ...


Posted by ramesh





Sub: Shame that police is searching a Minister

See the sorry state of affairs in India. The minister is missing, Resignation letter is coming from him. Should not the police thrash the guy ...


Posted by Sudhakar





Sub: Where is he?

One episode has come to an end, but an other chapter is being opened. His whereabouts, and what address did he put in his resignation. ...


Posted by Ramesh Kapoor





Sub: Soren quits union ministry

In future such things are anticipated in Indian politics.This is only a beginning.This is a crude joke. A union minister has to run for cover ...


Posted by k.v.menon




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