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No question of law minister's resignation: Kamal Nath

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:56 hrs
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New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath Friday said there was no question of the resignation of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar.

The assertion came as opposition BJP and Left parties demanded the resignation of the law minister for vetting a CBI report on the coal block allocation scam, prior to its submission to the Supreme Court.

"The CBI director has clearly said that the draft report was seen by the law minister and not the final report. There is no question of him (Ashwani Kumar) resigning," Nath told reporters here.

The CBI Friday told the Supreme Court that it shared its March 8 status report on investigations into coal blocks allocation with Ashwani Kumar and a senior bureaucrat in the Prime Minister's Office.

"There is a question of content (of the report) and much is provided by the coal ministry, PMO and the law ministry. The CBI procured the content and made a final report. The final report has not been seen by the political executive," Kamal Nath said.

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court Friday, the director of the CBI revealed that "besides the political executive, it was also shared with one joint secretary level officer each of the Prime Minister's Office, and ministry of coal, as desired by them".

CBI director Ranjit Sinha, however, told the court that the investigating agency's status report of April 26 had not been shared with anyone, including the political executive.



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