For Dayanidhi Maran, it was his battle with friend-turned-foe and NRI businessmen C Sivasankaran that eventually haunted him after nearly seven years.
Maran on Thursday resigned as the textiles minister from the Cabinet.
Sivasankaran, who deposed before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) just a few weeks ago, is believed to have given enough information about Maran's role in coercing him to sell Aircel to Malaysian company Maxis, impelling Maran to take such a decision.
As communications minister, Maran took on Sivasankaran from 2004, just after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government lost general elections.
Text: Business Standard