Sunday, November 14, 2010

All eyes on SC as hearing against Raja petitions on Monday

A decision on the continuance of Telecom Minister A Raja in the Union Cabinet is expected to be taken after Monday's Supreme Court hearing on two petitions against him on the 2G Spectrum scam even as the Opposition stepped up pressure demanding his sacking.

On a day speculation was rife that Raja's exit from the Union Cabinet was inevitable, the top Congress leadership met in Delhi and discussed the issue anticipating uproar in Parliament by the opposition which has been demanding his removal.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and senior leaders Pranab Mukherjee and Ahmad Patel, political secretary to the Congress chief, attended the meeting amid growing view in the party that Raja's continuance in office has become untenable.

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