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India's external affairs minister SM Krishna resigns

Published on Oct 26, 2012 8:38 PM

NEW DELHI - India's external affairs minister S.M. Krishna today resigned from the Cabinet ahead of an anticipated Cabinet reshuffle.

The 80-year-old politician sent in his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sources said.

Mr Krishna's resignation comes a day after a special court in Bangalore ordered a probe against him along with other senior leaders, including former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, for irregularities in an expressway project.

"I am a loyal party worker," the 80-year-old Krishna said in brief comments on the NDTV news channel. "I will continue to work for the Congress party. I am making way for younger people."

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