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Deora offers to quit cabinet post amid reshuffle buzz

PTI  New Delhi, July 05, 2011
First Published: 10:44 IST(5/7/2011) | Last Updated: 11:07 IST(5/7/2011)

Minister of corporate affairs Murli Deora has offered to resign ahead of talk of a possible Cabinet reshuffle.

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Deora, 74, said he has submitted his resignation and sought to dismiss reports that he has asked for his son Milind Deora's inclusion in the council of ministers.

"Yes, I have offered to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to step down from the Union Council of Ministers... Have not asked for anything more... It is not a sudden decision," Deora told PTI.

Deora, however, clarified that he hasn't resigned yet and had offered to relinquish charge of the Corporate Affairs Ministry "orally" to Gandhi a few weeks back.

It wasn't known what Gandhi's reaction was.

"I have the satisfaction of completing a full five-year stint as Union minister and so now I thought it will be appropriate to step down," he said without elaborating.

There is talk of a Cabinet reshuffle after President Pratibha Patil's return from her sojourn in Hyderabad on July 8.


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