Kolkata: Remaining firm on her party's decision to pull out of the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that party union ministers would submit their resignations on Friday and also give the letter of withdrawal of support to the President if given time.

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"We have already taken a collective decision. Our ministers will submit their resignation letters (to the Prime Minister). We have also sought an appointment with the honourable President on Friday, if he gives time.”

"All our ministers have already left for Delhi and will submit their resignations tomorrow. The decision has already been taken. Commitment is commitment."

Asked whether she had any plan to go Delhi, Banerjee retorted "Tell me why I will go to Delhi? Rs 100 crore? Advertisement? What bargain? I don't believe so. Our credential is our commitment."

Asked if she would consult other political parties on the issues she had raised, she said "The road will show the way when you take the road. We have cordial relations with all and you will yourselves find that all have become one automatically."

Sticking to her stiff opposition to FDI in retail, Banerjee said "We will not accept retail and we will never accept in future. We will resist its entry.

"This decision is unrealistic and anti-people. You can't sell out your country to FDI. People will silence the voices of those who are favouring entry of FDI in retail. We honour the people's voice. Let people decide. Let the country decide."


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