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J&K minister asked to quit over impersonation case

Congress has asked Jammu and Kashmir PWD Minister G M Saroori to step down in the wake of the controversy surrounding his daughter, who is accused of using a girl to impersonate for her during a medical entrance exam.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2010 12:17 IST

Congress has asked Jammu and Kashmir PWD Minister G M Saroori to step down in the wake of the controversy surrounding his daughter, who is accused of using a girl to impersonate for her during a medical entrance exam.

"The party minister has been asked to resign", Congress General Secretary Prithviraj Chavan said.

It was alleged that two youth, including a girl, were appearing in the examination for the kin of two politicians --Saroori and former minister Ram Pal of the National Conference, Congress' coalition partner in Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven alleged impersonators, including a girl, were apprehended in this connection on August 21.

Vehemently denying any wrongdoing by his daughter, Saroori had dubbed it a "misinformation campaign" by vested interests to tarnish his image. He claimed his daughter Huma was pursuing her bachelor's degree in the Government Women's College here, a fact which was being verified by the police.