Najma Heptulla, who resigned today from the Union Cabinet, said she has done so due to "personal reasons" and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving her the opportunity to "serve" the people.
She also said she will be available for any responsibility given to her in future.
"I am extremely thankful to the Prime Minister for giving me the opportunity and honour to be in his Cabinet where I gained a lot of experience and have tried to fulfil his expectations towards 'sabka sath sabka vikas'.
"I will always be available for any responsibility given to me in future. I have resigned from my post due to personal reasons," she said.