India's external affairs minister SM Krishna resigns
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."