The President accepted the resignation on the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge shall be given additional charge of the transecting business of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Kumari Selja resigns from Union Council of Ministers

The fourth-time Lok Sabha member put in her papers soon after being nominated to the Rajya Sabha from her home state Haryana. Now, she will devote more time to party organization.

Selja, 51, a known detractor of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, comes at a time when the Congress high command is undertaking a rejig in the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Congress names Kumari Selja, Sanjay Singh for Rajya Sabha

Selja has been in active politics since 1990 and she was first elected in 1991.


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