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Decision has been taken. Commitment is commitment: Mamata

Last updated on: September 20, 2012 17:56 IST

Remaining firm on her party's decision to pull out of the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the party's Union ministers will submit their resignations on Friday and also give the letter of withdrawal of support to the President, if given time.

"We have already taken a collective decision. Our ministers will submit their resignation letters (to the prime minister). We have also sought an appointment with the honourable President tomorrow, if he gives time. All our ministers have already left for Delhi and will submit their resignations tomorrow. The decision has already been taken. Commitment is commitment," said Mamata.

Asked whether she had any plans to go Delhi herself, Banerjee retorted "Tell me why will I go to Delhi? For Rs 100 crore? Advertisement? What bargain? I don't believe so. Our credential is our commitment."

On whether she will consult other political parties on the issues she had raised, she said "The road will show the way when you take the road. We have cordial relations with all and you will yourselves find that all have become one automatically."

Sticking to her stiff opposition to FDI in retail, Banerjee said "We will not accept retail and we will never accept it in the future. We will resist its entry.

"This decision is unrealistic and anti-people. You can't sell out your country to FDI. People will silence the voices of those who are favouring entry of FDI in retail. We honour the people's voice. Let people decide. Let the country decide," she said.

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