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Karuna rules out Raja's resignation

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today virtually ruled out the Opposition's demand for resignation of Telecom Minister A Raja over the 2G spectrum allocation controversy.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2010 01:25 AM IST

Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday virtually rejected the Opposition demand for Telecom Minister A. Raja’s resignation over the 2G spectrum scam.

“I have not come here with any good news to be conveyed to you people,” he remarked sarcastically when asked by reporters to comment on the Opposition’s demand.

Raja is accused of causing a huge loss to the exchequer by selling 2G spectrum on a ‘first come first served’ basis, instead of auctioning it to the highest bidder. The CBI is investigating the matter.

While talking to newsmen, Karunanidhi chose to evade most questions on the controversy and the possibility of the issue being discussed during his meetings with Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.

During his meeting with the President, Karunanidhi invited her to the 9th World Tamil Conference scheduled to be held in Coimbatore in June.

On the continued absence of his son and Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M. K. Alagiri from the Parliament, he quipped: “You ask him.” “Let him first give his opinion. Then I will give mine,” he shot back when pressed.

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