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Minister Jairam Ramesh quits to focus on polls

india Updated: Feb 25, 2009 19:35 IST
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Jairam Ramesh resigns as minister to focus on election campaigning

Union Minister of State for Commerce, Industry and Power Jairam Ramesh resigned from the council of ministers on Wednesday to concentrate on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Ramesh, who is a Rajya Sabha member from the Congress, told IANS: "Yes, I have resigned as a minister."

Asked about the reasons, he said: "To concentrate on campaigning yaar (friend)."