PM heads home after G8 summit, into political maelstorm

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Toyako, Jul 9 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed home from Japan this evening, after attending the 34th G8 summit, straight into a political maelstorm with the Left parties formally withdrawing support to the Congress-led UPA government during the day.

The Prime Minister, who was preoccupied with his bilateral meetings with important world leaders on the sidelines of the G-8 summit, which concluded here this evening, left here for Delhi at 2040 hrs local time.

It is understood that the Prime Minister has been informed of the decision of the Left parties formally withdrawing their support.

In New Delhi, the Left parties led by CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat submitted their support withdrawal letter to President Pratibha Patil shortly after noon today.

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