Mamata to meet president to withdraw support

Mamata to meet president to withdraw support

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has said her party has sought an appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee Friday to submit their letter of withdrawal of support from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime.

"We have already sought an appointment with the president to submit our letter (of withdrawal of support). If we get an appointment tomorrow (Friday) then we will submit it tomorrow itself, and if we don't get an appointment then we will ask for next appointment.

We have said Friday means Friday," said Banerjee, also the West bengal chief minister, while addressing reporters.

"We have already taken the decision and announced it. Tomorrow our (union) ministers will submit their resignations (to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh) and we want to submit the letter (of withdrawal) to president tomorrow itself," she said.

Miffed over twin anti-people decisions of diesel price hike and FDI in retail, Banerjee Tuesday announced that her Trinamool Congress was withdrawing support to the UPA government