Now Murli Manohar Joshi wants Chidambaram to resign

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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New Delhi, Jun 18: It certainly is not the most ominous time for Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, as criticisms against him are flying thick and fast. First it was J Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who called for his resignation and now it is Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who is asking for the same.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress leader, Joshi said, "When he was finance minister, there were scams such as the 2G spectrum allotment. When he became home minister, there was a goof-up in the terror list sent to Pakistan. Moreover, his election has been termed as fraudulent, though the Election Commission will decide on that issue."

Interestingly, the senior BJP leader, is the Chairman of the Public Account's Committee that is probing into the 2G Scam. The initial report of the committee has been turned back by the Loksabha speaker.

Demanding Chidambaram's resignation, Joshi said, "The government itself is promoting corruption... a person like him is not fit to be a minister. I strongly demand his resignation."

Earlier, recently elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, in her first press conference in New Delhi after the poll results, demanded the Union Home Minister's resignation for securing a Loksabha win through unfair means.

It can be recollected that Chidamabaram's win in the 2009 General elections from the Shivganga constituency of Tamil Nadu has been a contentious one after he was shown to have lost, before a recounting declared his victory.

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