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PM accepts Maran's resignation

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accepts the resignation of Communication and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran.

india Updated: May 14, 2007 23:10 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday night accepted the resignation of Communication and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran.

The prime minister forwarded the resignation to the president, officials in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

Maran, 39, had tendered his resignation late Sunday after a 149-member committee of his DMK party passed a resolution recommending party chief M Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu chief minister and Maran's uncle, to seek his removal from the central cabinet.

The move followed a feud in DMK patriarch Karunanidhi's family.

Meanwhile, Rashtrapati Bhawan officials said a communiqué on the acceptance of the resignation was expected on Tuesday.