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Nandigram: Another WB minister offers to quit

November 12, 2007 17:36 IST

West Bengal minister Manohar Tirkey on Monday said he did not wish to continue in the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government as he was ashamed of the killings in Nandigram.

"I have written to my party -- the Revolutionary Socialist Party -- today that I also wish to resign from the cabinet. The Left Front was formed to stand by the people. After the killings in Nandigram, it has become a matter of shame for me to remain as a minister," Tirkey told PTI in Siliguri.

Another RSP minister Kshiti Goswami offered to resign on the Nandigram issue on Saturday.

Tirkey said his resignation would be discussed at a meeting in Kolkata on November 14.

"As a disciplined member of the party I will accept whatever the party decides," he said.

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