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Kumari Selja quits as Union Minister, to work for Congress

New Delhi:  Kumari Selja, who has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, has quit the Union Council of Ministers to work in the party.Selja, who held Social Justice and Empowerment portfolio since October 2012, submitted
PTI January 28, 2014 18:02 IST
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New Delhi:  Kumari Selja, who has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, has quit the Union Council of Ministers to work in the party.

Selja, who held Social Justice and Empowerment portfolio since October 2012, submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last night, sources close to her said.
 
The resignation of 51-year-old Selja, 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.
 
The fourth-time Lok Sabha member put in her papers soon after being nominated to the Rajya Sabha from her home state Haryana. Assembly elections in Haryana are scheduled by the year-end.