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No threat by PM to resign, says Cong

Congress dismisses as "baseless" the speculation that prime minister has threatened to quit over the nuclear deal controversy.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2007 17:09 IST

Congress on Monday dismissed as "baseless" the speculation that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has threatened to quit over the nuclear deal controversy.

"I don't respond to baseless speculation," Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said when asked about reports that Singh has threatened to quit earlier in the day during a meeting with leaders of some allies.

The assertion came amid reports that the prime minister had told the meeting that he had felt let down by the allies over the nuclear deal and was feeling embarrassed.

Singh had said last week that all the allies of the UPA government were "part and parcel" of the decision to go ahead with the deal.