India says Suzuki wants govt as partner in Maruti

NEW DELHI, Nov 18 (Reuters) - India's Heavy Industries Minister Santosh Mohan Deb said on Thursday that Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp wants the Indian government to continue as a partner in the country's biggest car maker, Maruti Udyog Ltd . "They have accepted our offer not to sell stake (government's remaining stake) in Maruti Udyog," Deb told reporters.

Maruti is 54.2 percent owned by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp .