Pranab Mukherjee resigns as finance minister

Jun 26, 2012, 16:47 IST | Agencies

Pranab Mukherjee today stepped down from the post of Finance Minister to contest forthcoming presidential polls.

Pranab Mukherjee today resigned as the finance minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance.

Pranab Mukherjee (File pic)

"I am leaving behind my life as a political activist spanning over four decades," Mukherjee told reporters after submitting his resignation.

"I know that not every decision which I have taken might have been right but I have taken those decision keeping in view the interests of the people," he added.  

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