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Six Congress men resign from Mamata cabinet

As the TMC went ahead and withdrew support to the UPA in Delhi, the repercussions were felt in West Bengal on Friday, with the Congress announcing it would pull out its ministers today from the 16-month old Mamata Banerjee-led government.

kolkata Updated: Sep 22, 2012 20:33 IST

All six Congress ministers in West Bengal on Saturday resigned from the Mamata Banerjee government, a day after her Trinamool Congress pulled out of the centre's ruling United Progressive Alliance.

All the Congress ministers - two cabinet-rank and four ministers of state - went in a body to Banerjee's chamber at the state secretariat, Writers' Buildings, and handed over their resignations to the chief minister a little after 5 pm.

The Congress was the junior partner in the Trinamool-led regime since it took charge 16 months ago in May 2011 after ending the 34-year rule of the Left Front.

First Published: Sep 22, 2012 09:03 IST