New Delhi: Union Minister Virbhadra Singh on June 26 resigned in the wake of a Himachal Pradesh court framing corruption charges against him.
Singh, a former H P Chief Minister, quit on moral grounds after being slapped with charges of conspiracy and corruption in a 23-year-old case, sources close to him said.
The 78-year-old Union Minister for Small, Micro and Medium Industries handed over his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The resignation of Singh, a five time Chief Minister, has come just a few months ahead of the assembly elections in his native state.
The state is currently being run by the BJP.