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Denied ticket, Bihar minister Purnamasi Ram resigns

Another senior RJD minister Purnamasi Ram on Tuesday quit from the cabinet after being denied party ticket to Bagha LS seat.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2004 12:26 IST
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A day after RJD minister Cheddi Paswan resigned from the Rabri Devi ministry, yet another senior RJD minister Purnamasi Ram on Tuesday quit from the cabinet after being denied party ticket to Bagha (Reserved) Lok Sabha constituency.

Ram, who also resigned from the state assembly and primary membership of the party, told reporters "come what may" he will contest from Bagha, which was allotted to the Lok Janshakti Party of Ramvilas Paswan as part of the seat-sharing agreement.

Ram, minister of food and civil supplies, sent one resignation letter to the Chief Minister intimating his decision to quit from the cabinet and requested her to forward it to the Governor for acceptance.

He sent a separate letter to the RJD supremo Laloo Yadav about his decision to resign from state assembly and primary membership of RJD.

In his interaction with reporters he criticised Yadav for his autocratic style of functioning.