India Home Minister Shivraj Patil delivered an resignation letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Sunday morning,reported local NDTV channel.
Patil had offered to step down at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday night. He sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday morning, the report said.
The 74-year-old Patil was inducted into the Union Cabinet in the 2004. He has long been a target of the opposition for his handling of the internal security situation in the country.
(Xinhua News Agency November 30, 2008)