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Prez accepts resignations of TDP ministers; PM to look after civil aviation

The President has directed that the work of the Ministry of Civil Aviation will be looked after by the Prime Minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah, new Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and others during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected ministers , in Agartala | PTI Photo

President on Friday accepted the resignations of MPs Pasupati and Y S Chowdary, an official spokesman said.

The President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of Raju and Chowdary from the Union council of ministers with immediate effect, he said.

While Raju was heading the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Chowdary was Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.

"...the president has directed that the work of the Ministry of Civil Aviation will be looked after by the Prime Minister," the spokesman said.

Under relentless opposition attack over its failure to secure special category state status for Andhra Pradesh, the state's ruling pulled out of the Modi government yesterday, but kept a window open for rapprochement by deciding to remain part of the NDA.

The two ministers had met the prime minister last evening and handed over their resignation letters.

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:36 IST
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