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It's upto govt whether Buta continues as NCSC head or not: Cong

PTI  New Delhi, August 01, 2009
First Published: 11:07 IST(1/8/2009) | Last Updated: 11:10 IST(1/8/2009)

Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes Buta Singh could be heading for trouble with Congress saying it was for the government to decide on his continuance as head of the Commission after CBI arrested his son Sarobjit Singh in an alleged corruption case.

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The party also washed its hands off Singh saying he was expelled long back despite the NCSC Chairman on Saturday stressing that his association with Congress was a long one.

"Law will take its own course and it is for the government to look into it," AICC media department in-charge Janardan Dwivedi said when asked whether Singh should continue as the NCSC Chairman.

Dwivedi said Singh was no longer a Congressman as he was "expelled" during the Lok Sabha election after he contested as a rebel candidate from Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, Singh said he would seek an appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to explain his position in the matter.

Although repeatedly ruling out the possibility of his resigning as the NCSC Chairman's post after his son's arrest in the case, Singh indicated that he may think over the matter if any indication comes from Congress.

"I have not committed any wrong. Hence, the question of resigning does not arise. But I have also been connected with a party for long. I will see, whether any indication comes from there."


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