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Natwar may return to Cabinet: Manmohan

He said that the Volker issue is being inquired into and a decision will be taken only after the report is out.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 20:07 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a press conference on Wednesday that former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh, who had resigned in the wake of the Volcker controversy, might come back into the Union Cabinet.

"I do not rule out anything. The Volcker issue is being enquired into. The Commission is still to complete its probe," he said.

Singh said that the results of the probe would also be reviewed by the Government.

Asked whether the Congress party did not have able persons to head the External Affairs Ministry and whether the portfolio would continue to remain with him, he said,"This is not the first time that the portfolio is being held by the Prime Minister. Jawaharlal Nehru had held the portfolio for a long time."

"To conclude that there is shortage of able persons to hold the post is wrong," he asserted.

First Published: Feb 01, 2006 19:30 IST