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Chidambaram must resign: BJP

PTI  New Delhi, February 02, 2012
First Published: 11:52 IST(2/2/2012) | Last Updated: 12:00 IST(2/2/2012)

With the Supreme Court leaving it to the trial court to decide on a probe against home minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case, BJP today demanded his resignation till the matter was settled.



"...He (Chidambaram) is fully involved in the entire scam and he has two days' reprieve. But the issue of probity in public life demands that either Chidambaram puts in his papers on his own, or if he refuses to do so, the Prime Minister must recommend to the President to sack him from the government with immediate effect," BJP leader Balbir Punj said here.

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Asked whether it was premature for the party to demand the resignation of Chidambaram, who was the then Finance Minister, Punj said that if he was given a clean chit by the trial court, he could return to the Union Cabinet.

Welcoming the apex court judgment, he said that it had confirmed what the country knew -- that 2G was one of the biggest scams and all allocations made were "absolutely fraudulent and not done on merit but on other considerations".

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