Pranab resigns as Bengal Congress party head

Senior Congress leader and FM Pranab Mukherjee resigned as President of the party`s West Bengal unit.

Updated: Jun 27, 2010, 15:28 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday resigned as President of the party`s West Bengal unit "due to his heavy government responsibilities".
Announcing this here, party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said: "The Congress president Sonia Gandhi has also appointed Manas Ranjan Bhunia as the new president of the party`s West Bengal unit with immediate effect."
Bhunia is the leader of the Congress legislative party in the West Bengal assembly.

IANS