After the CBI submitted it status report on 2G spectrum scam in the Supreme Court and implicated Maran in the second generation telecom spectrum scam, all political parties reiterated the demand of Maran's resignation.
The investigating agency also claimed that they (CBI) have enough evidence against Maran in the 2G scam as he allegedly misused his position in 2004 while dealing with Aircel.
Maran allegedly forced C Sivasankaran, owner of Aircel, to sell the telecom company to Maran's Malaysia-based friend T Ananda Krishnan in 2006. The reports added that Maran, during his tenure as a Communication Minister in UPA I government, issued spectrum licenses to Astro, a sister company of Maxis, soon after it purchased stake in Sun TV, which is owned by Maran's brother Kalanidhi Maran and family.
All eyes are now on the UPA's cabinet meet to know whether Maran will table his resignation or not. However, sources claimed that the main agenda of the meet was to discuss Telangana controversy after a bulk resignations have been submitted demanding separate statehood.