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Former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan addressing a press conference in Chennai. Natarajan has decided to quit the party while making a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar

Former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan addressing a press conference in Chennai. Natarajan has decided to quit the party while making a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar

File: Jayanthi Natarajan, former Environment Minister, has quit the Congress with a scathing attack on vice-president Rahul Gandhi, alleging that "specific requests" by him were the basis of whether industrial projects were given clearances by her ministry, and that he shifted from a pro-environmental position to corporate-friendly stand for the elections last year.

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File Photo: Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today resigned apparently for being drafted into party work ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The resignation of 59-year-old Natarajan, minister of state with independent charge of forest and environment, has been accepted by the President, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.

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Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh talks with Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan as Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia looks on, during the launch of 'Greening Rural Development in India' report in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan at the RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.

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Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagging off “Science Express- Biodiversity Special” train on the occasion of World Environment Day in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers Sharad Pawar, Kapil Sibal and Jayanthi Natarajan leave after a cabinet meeting in New Delhi.

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New Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan smiles as she assumes her office in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Kamal Kishore

President Pratibha Patil administers oath to new Minister of State (I/C) for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan during a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

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