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PM rejects Opposition demand for PC's resignation

world Updated: Sep 25, 2011 09:29 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday rejected BJP’s demand for home minister Chidambaram’s resignation on 2G issue, saying it was the work of the Opposition to demand resignations.

“Why should I be?” the PM shot back, asked if he was bothered by the Opposition’s attack.

Ahead of his meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New York tomorrow, Singh also said there is nothing "unusual" in the demand of the Opposition and asserted there is no question of him getting bothered about this.

"The business of the Opposition is to oppose and to depose the government in power, so this is nothing unsual they are doing," he told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly(UNGA) session which he addressed this morning.

Singh was asked to comment on the strident demand of the Opposition for Chidambaram's resignation in the light of the Finance Ministry's 2G note to the Prime Minister's office(PMO) submitted to the Supreme Court early this week. (With PTI inputs)