New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday
accepted the resignation of seven Ministers, including DMK`s
Dayanidhi Maran and Murli Deora of Congress, from the Union
Council of Ministers, on the recommendation of Prime Minister
The Prime Minister today recommended to accept the
resignations of Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran, Corporate
Affairs Minister Murli Deora, Development of North Eastern
Region Minister B K Handique, Statistics and Programme
Implementation Minister Dr M S Gill, Tribal Affairs Minister
Kanti Lal Bhuria, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and
Public Enterprises A Sai Prathap and Minister of State for
Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Arun S Yadav.
Rashtrapati Bhavan in a statement said, "The President
of India, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, has
accepted the resignation of the members from the Council of
Ministers, with immediate effect".