Montek puts in papers, others to follow

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Saturday resigned while the other members are in the process of putting in their papers.

Ahluwalia submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the Union Cabinet meeting held here in the Capital. Apart from him, another member of the Commission B K Chaturvedi also submitted his resignation.

"Deputy Chairman has put in his papers. I don't know about the other members but I have resigned as Member of the Planning Commission this morning," Chaturvedi said.

Besides Ahluwalia, the full time members of panel are B K Chaturvedi, Saumitra Chaudhuri, Syeda Hameed, Narendra Jadhav, Abhijit Sen, Mihir Shah, K Kasturirangan and Arun Maira. As per practice all members of the Commission submit their resignations to the Prime Minister.

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