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President Patil accepts Virbhadra Singh's resignation

June 26, 2012 - New Delhi

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, as advised by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, has accepted the resignation of Virbhadra Singh from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect.

Further, as advised by Dr. Singh, President Patil has directed that Shri Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh, Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences shall be assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Union Minister for Small, Micro and Medium Industries Virbhadra Singh handed over his resignation to Prime Minister earlier in the day in the wake of a Himachal Pradesh court framing corruption charges against him.


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