Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Sunday said Shivraj Patil's resignation as home minister over the Mumbai terrorist attack came "very late".
"He offered his resignation very late. Whatever is happening in the country is our priority... the ministerial post doesn't matter," the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief told reporters here after Patil submitted his resignation.
At least 183 people, including 22 foreign nationals, were killed in the terror attacks in India's financial capital since Wednesday night.
Patil offered to resign after a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet late on Saturday night. His resignation was accepted and Finance Minister P Chidambaram took over the charge of the home ministry on Sunday afternoon.